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Virginia Tech guard Jalen Hudson transfers to Florida

FILE-In this Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 file photo, park guests relax and cool off with a water mist under the globe at Universal Studios City Walk in Orlando, Fla. ourism officials announced Monday, May 2, 2016, that the number of visitors coming to Orlando last year jumped 5.5 percent to more than 66 million visitors. That figure sets a record for tourists in Orlando and helps the central Florida city hang onto its bragging rights as the top tourist destination in the United States for the second year in a row. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

FILE-In this Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 file photo, park guests relax and cool off with a water mist under the globe at Universal Studios City Walk in Orlando, Fla. ourism officials announced Monday, May 2, 2016, that the number of visitors coming to Orlando last year jumped 5.5 percent to more than 66 million visitors. That figure sets a record for tourists in Orlando and helps the central Florida city hang onto its bragging rights as the top tourist destination in the United States for the second year in a row. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida has another transfer from Virginia Tech.

The Gators announced Monday, 16th, 6-foot-5 guard Jalen Hudson has joined the program. Hudson will have to sit out the 2016-17 season under NCAA transfer rules and will have two years of eligibility remaining.

Florida can only hope Hudson performs as well as its last transfer from Virginia Tech. Forward Dorian Finney-Smith left Blacksburg, Virginia, in 2012 and was the Southeastern Conference’s Sixth Man of the Year in 2014.

Hudson appeared in 67 games in two seasons at Virginia Tech, averaging 7.7 points and 2.1 rebounds. As a sophomore last season, Hudson averaged 8.4 points and shot 35 percent from 3-point range.

Florida now has five newcomers, including College of Charleston graduate transfer Canyon Barry and freshmen Dontay Bassett, Gorjok Gak and Eric Hester.

 

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