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Florida women’s basketball acquired the signing of Alivia McGill Wednesday afternoon. McGill made Florida program history when she officially became the highest-ranked recruit to sign a national letter of intent.

McGill sits as the seventh-best women’s basketball recruit in the country. The 5’9 commit from Minnesota is a two-time Adidas All-American Player. She averaged 14 points per game, three assists and two steals per game during her high school career at Hopkins.

McGill has also helped play a pivotal role in leading her team to the state championship finals. In 2022, she won the Class 4A state championship title.

“Having known Liv since 6th grade, it has been a joy to watch her develop both on and off the court. I truly believe that her best is yet to come, and we are excited to be on this journey together,” Florida head coach Kelly Rae Finley said.

The signing of McGill also marks the second consecutive year that Finley has recruited a five-star recruit.

Kylee Kitts also signed with the Gators on Wednesday. The top-25 recruit currently attends Hagerty High School but attended Faith Christian Academy for her 2022-2023 season, where she averaged 13 points, nine rebounds, and two blocks per game.

Last season, Kitts helped pave the way for her team in the Florida High School Sports Athletic Association state championship. Kitts recorded ten points, ten rebounds and three blocks during the game. Kitts and her team defeated the three top-ranked teams to win the school’s first state championship.

“Her athleticism, basketball IQ, and versatility are a perfect fit for our program, and we can’t wait to see her in Orange and Blue,” Finley said.

The Gators will play Bethune-Cookman at 6 p.m. Thursday.

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