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Florida announces Damontre Harris officially no longer with the team

Dec 21, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT

After weeks of speculation, Florida officially announced that transfer center Damontre Harris is officially no longer with the team, according to Kevin Brockway of the The Gainsville Sun.

Harris transferred to the Gators from South Carolina after averaging 6.8 points, 5.5 boards and 2.1 blocks as a sophomore, but never suited up for the Gators after being suspended earlier this season.

In a statement from head coach Billy Donovan, the coach noted that Harris was never disrespectful but didn’t earn his way back on to Florida’s roster and he also left the program in good academic standing.

Harris will likely seek a transfer and may do so without restrictions, according to Brockway.

While the loss of Harris will hurt the Gators’ interior depth, this looked like it was inevitable about a month ago and with McDonald’s All-American Chris Walker returning to practice it shouldn’t be the biggest loss for Florida, as they look like a potential title contender going forward without Harris.

  1. florida727 - Dec 21, 2013 at 9:53 PM

    This doesn’t hurt us at all, not in the least. He knew he was destined for the end of the bench so instead of acting like a man and try EARNING his way back into some playing time, he wanted it handed to him. Sorry, no sympathy here, Damontre. Grow up, or you’ll be playing D2 before you know it.

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