Florida PG Andrew Nembhard Will Surprisingly Transfer After Flirting With NBA Draft

Florida Gators point guard Andrew Nembhard
Florida Gators point guard Andrew Nembhard | Michael Reaves/Getty Images

The Florida Gators basketball program thought they were at risk of 6-5 point guard Andrew Nembhard to the NBA Draft, but received some shocking news of a different variety on Saturday afternoon.

According to Stadium's Jeff Goodman, Nembhard has withdrawn his name from the NBA Draft and will instead pursue a transfer out of Gainesville before the start of the upcoming season.

We're sure Mike White and the Gators didn't see this coming.

Back in 2018, Nembhard was a 5-star recruit and the sixth-best point guard in the nation, per 247Sports. Despite getting offers from the likes of Gonzaga and Ohio State, the Aurora, Ontario native opted to commit to Florida.

Nembhard isn't a high-pace guard like stars at the collegiate level tend to be, but he's methodical in his approach in order to find an opening and strike. Even though his style ultimately didn't mesh well with Mike White, he was impressive on the stat sheet as a creator.

This past season, Nembhard averaged 11.2 points, 5.6 assists (a team-high), and 3.0 rebounds, all while shooting 44.1% from the field.

Now that Nembhard's on the open market, he'll be heavily pursued by a bevy of top schools. Florida was expecting the guard to leave, but for the NBA -- now, they're left to pick up the pieces.