Gators basketball adds combo guard Alex Lloyd of Fort Lauderdale

GAINESVILLE — Florida received a commitment from 4-star combo guard Alex Lloyd of Fort Lauderdale as coach Todd Golden builds toward the future.

The 6-foot-3, 165-pound Lloyd ranks as the No. 6 prospect in Florida and No. 45 nationally in the 2025, according to 247Sports composite rankings. He averaged 19.4 points, 4.6 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals and 23.6 minutes as a junior at Westminster Academy, per MaxPreps.

He chose UF over Florida State, Florida Atlantic, Florida Gulf Coast and Dayton.

Meanwhile, Gators wing Will Richard announced on social media he would explore his NBA options while leaving open the possibility to return for his senior season.

The 6-foot-5, 206-pound Richard averaged 11.4 points and 3.9 while starting 35 games for a 24-12 team. He has made 121 3-pointers in two seasons since transferring from Belmont, but Richard’s accuracy dipped to 34.5% (70 of 203) after he shot 39.8% (50 of 128) in 2022-23.

Leading scorer Walter Clayton Jr., a junior from Lake Wales, also is gauging NBA interest, he announced last week. The 6-foot-3, 195-pound shooting guard averaged 17.6 points, the most since Anthony Roberson averaged 17.9 in 2003-04, and closed with season-high 33 points during a 102-100 loss to Colorado in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

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