Two former Gators to attend NBA G League Elite Camp

The NBA G League Elite Camp kicks off this weekend starting on Saturday and continuing on Sunday in Chicago, Illinois, where a pair of former Florida basketball players are participating in an effort to break into the next level.

Center Colin Castleton and forward Alex Fudge are the two Gators who are slated to compete in the event, an NBA spokesperson shared with All Gators Friday morning. The pair were two of 44 total players invited the to prestigious camp.

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Both players were former transfer portal acquisitions for Florida, with Castleton arriving from the Michigan Wolverines following the 2019-2020 campaign in Ann Arbor. During his Gainesville tenure, the 6-foot-11-inch, 250-pound center was among the best rim protectors in the country and was the centerpiece of the Gators’ offense.

Fudge made the switch from the LSU Tigers before the beginning of last season. At the time, Gators head coach Todd Golden described Fudge as “the definition of an impactful player.” The 6-foot-9-inch, 200-pound wingman’s year wearing the Orange and Blue had high points and low points as he finished the campaign averaging 5.8 points and 4.5 rebounds in 32 games with 11 starts, finishing second to Castleton with 25 blocked shots.

Those who turn in a successful performance at the NBA G League Elite Camp can expect an invitation to the NBA scouting combine at Wintrust Arena and the Marriott Marquis in Chicago from May 15-21.

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