Mike White and the Florida men’s basketball team refuse to slow down in the transfer market.
Charleston Southern guard Phlandrous Fleming announced on Twitter he would join the Gators for the 2021-22 season.
Fleming, a 6 foot 4 inch Georgia native, scored prolifically at Charleston Southern. He averaged 20.1 points per game his junior year on 39.5% shooting.
Fleming knows how to operate as a focal point as well. CSU used him on 30.5% of possessions and 34.7% of shots, the latter of which a top 10 percentage in the country.
Fleming excelled at getting to the free throw line. He averaged 5.7 fouls drawn per 40 possessions, 0.7 higher than any Gator and inside the top 100 in the country. He shot between 79% and 81% from the penalty stripe each of his three seasons.
For a guard, Fleming rebounded exceptionally well. He averaged 7.4 rebounds a game, and his defensive rebounding percentage of 20.2% dwarfed any number on Florida’s roster a year ago.
Boston College transfer CJ Felder also commands the defensive glass, showing Florida’s making a concerted effort in the portal to repair a hole from last season.
Fleming also shores up the Florida defense. He averaged at least 1.3 steals and 0.6 blocks each of his three years at CSU, including more than 1.0 each his sophomore season.
KenPom slotted him 187th in the country with a 2.9% steal percentage and 373rd in the nation with a 3.0% block percentage.
Of the four transfers Florida landed this offseason, Fleming is the third guard. He’ll likely compete for starting time with returner Tyree Appleby and transfers Brandon McKissic and Myreon Jones.