MBB: Dontay Bassett to enter transfer portal

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Florida Gators basketball junior forward Dontay Bassett has entered his name in the transfer portal, according to college hoops analyst Jeff Goodman. The junior dealt with injuries this season that limited him to averaging 1.2 points per game and just 1.7 rebounds per game.

Bassett only appeared in 17 games for the Gators, and did not start any of them. He suffered a knee injury and a calf injury during the season that limited his playing time.

A former three-star prospect, Bassett ranked as the No. 290 overall player in the country coming out of Oldsmar Christian in Florida. The 6’9″, 236-pound forward now has the ability to play at any school in the nation.

Bassett played a total of 114 minutes for the Gators, going 7-of-15 from the floor for the season with 21 points scored. He went 7-of-12 from the free throw line and 0-of-2 from beyond the arc. For his career, Bassett scored 141 total points in a Gators uniform on the court with 583 total minutes played in 61 career games with three starts.

Just days ago, the Gators lost Gorjok Gak to the transfer portal as well. Now, Mike White and the Gators are down two big men that played roles on the team.

With the season now done early due to the coronavirus, the Gators have time to find two replacements. While it is unclear yet as to where Bassett will land, all options are on the table for the junior looking for a new home.


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