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Damontre Harris may never suit up for Florida

Billy Donovan

Florida coach Billy Donovan watches the action between Florida and The University of Kansas during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013 in Gainesville, Fla. Florida took the win 67-61. (AP Photo/Phil Sandlin)


Florida’s roster is almost fully stocked.

Scottie Wilbekin and Kasey Hill were back in the lineup for the Kansas game last Tuesday, and Chris Walker has been admitted into Florida, is practicing with the team and, now, is awaiting word on whether or not he will be deemed eligible by the NCAA.

The Gators are still waiting on Damontre Harris, however, and it doesn’t seem like he’ll be showing up any time soon. As Billy Donovan told reporters on Monday, “I don’t ever anticipate him playing here at Florida.”

Harris is a talented big man, having averaged 6.8 points, 5.5 boards and 2.1 blocks as a sophomore at South Carolina in 2011-2012, and his addition would clearly be helpful for the Gators. But, at this point, it may almost be superfluous, especially if Walker shows up in shape and ready to contribute.

Donovan has plenty of front court pieces to work with. He doesn’t need an extra body if he’s going to be a distraction.

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