Basketball gained another top transfer

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. Florida has signed graduate transfer guard Kyle Lofton from St. Bonaventure, head coach Todd Golden announced on Friday.

Lofton earned All-Atlantic 10 honors each of the past three seasons with 1,613 points and 604 assists, starting all 116 appearances throughout his four seasons with the Bonnies. The 6-foot-3 point guard has posted a .421 field goal percentage and shoots at an .820 clip from the free throw line.

"We are excited to bring Kyle into our program here at Florida," Golden said. "Kyle has experienced a lot of success both from a team and individual standpoint during his time at St. Bonaventure. He's a proven winner and leader. He makes others around him better and cares only about one thing: winning."

A native of Hillsdale, N.J., Lofton helped St. Bonaventure to an NCAA Tournament bid in 2021, leading the Bonnies with 23 points in the Atlantic 10 championship game vs. VCU.

Kyle Lofton

G | 6-3 | 185 | Grad | Hillsdale, N.J. | St. Bonaventure | Union Catholic

Three-time all-Atlantic 10 performer and two-time Atlantic 10 All-Tournament Team honoree who tallied 1,613 points and 604 assists in his four seasons at St. Bonaventure, where he started all 116 appearances (13.9 ppg, 5.2 apg).
Has shot .421 from the field and .820 from the free throw line, converting 2.9 free throws per game.
Has 16 career 20-point games, including a career-high 32 points on two occasions (2/17/19 vs. George Mason, 12/30/19 at Buffalo).
Helped the Bonnies to the 2021 Atlantic 10 tournament championship and NCAA Tournament bid, leading SBU with 23 points in the A-10 title game vs. VCU. Added an NIT semifinal appearance in 2022.
Led St. Bonaventure to the 2021 Charleston Classic championship, averaging 17.0 points per game in the event.
Has averaged a nation's-best 38.1 minutes per game over the past four seasons.
Comes to Florida as a grad transfer with one season of eligibility remaining based on the blanket COVID exemption for the 2020-21 season.
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Steve L
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It sure looks like Golden has got it going.
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This should be a great season in basketball. Should be (on paper) one of the top teams in the sec.
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