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Florida reportedly adds South Carolina transfer Damontre Harris


The Florida Gators have added size to their frontcourt, scoring a commitment from South Carolina transfer Damontre Harris, reports Dave Telep of

Harris averaged 6.8 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 2.3 blocks per game last season for the Gamecocks, appearing in 31 games and playing close to 26 minutes per contest.

He had reportedly narrowed his list to Florida and Kansas, ultimately choosing Billy Donovan and the Gators.

South Carolina made a coaching change in the offseason, firing coach Darrin Horn and bringing in Frank Martin from Kansas State to fill the vacancy.

The Gamecocks are coming off a season in which they finished 10-21, including 2-14 in the SEC.

Harris, at 6-9, 225 pounds, will bring depth to the Gator frontcourt once he is eligible to play.

Billy Donovan missed out on big man Anthony Bennett of Findlay Prep (Nev.), who signed with UNLV from the Class of 2012, but Harris helps to make up for that loss.

Donovan is bringing in four guards from the Class of 2012, led by North Carolina native Braxton Ogbueze, and will bring in another highly rated guard, Kasey Hill, as a member of the high school class of 2013.

Out of high school, Harris was a Top 75 recruit.

Daniel Martin is a writer and editor at, covering St. John’s. You can find him on Twitter:@DanielJMartin_