Florida signs guard Okauru as Hester opts to transfer

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Guard Michael Okauru has signed a national letter of intent with Florida, adding to coach Mike White's second recruiting class.

The 6-foot-4 Okauru signed Wednesday and will be on campus this summer. His letter arrived the same day freshman guard Eric Hester decided to transfer, moving on after averaging 2.2 points in 20 games.

White says he expects Okauru to ''be a great fit here, along with the rest of our incoming class, and look forward to having them on campus.''

The Gators had three early signees - forwards DeAundrae Ballard, Chase Johnson and Isaiah Stokes - and an incoming class than ranked in the top 10 nationally.

Florida also will have 6-foot-5 guard Jalen Hudson available this fall. The Virginia Tech transfer sat out last season under NCAA transfer rules. .

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