Monday May 9th, 2016

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Graduate transfer Canyon Barry will play for Florida next season, he announced Monday on Twitter.

ESPN’s Jeff Goodman first reported the news.

Barry, a guard, previously played for the College of Charleston, where he averaged 19.7 points per game last season as a redshirt junior.

“I really like Coach [Mike] White, his integrity, his honesty with me, and his style of play,” Barry said in a statement. “He and I both feel that I can make an immediate contribution on the court and help the team chase the goals of winning an SEC Championship and getting to the NCAA tournament next season.”

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Barry, who chose Florida over Kansas, Ole Miss, Northwestern and Miami, is the son of NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry.

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