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Son of UK track and field coach announces he will walk on to men's basketball team

The UK men’s basketball team has added a new player to the 2013-14 roster.


E. J. Floreal, son of UK track and field coach Edrick Floreal, will be a non-scholarship walk-on for the men’s basketball team next season. He announced the news via Twitter.


Floreal is a 6-foot-5 forward from Palo Alto, California. He played his senior season at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in Lexington after his father came to UK from Stanford.


According to Rivals.com, Floreal received recruiting interest from Tennessee, Santa Clara, UC Davis and San Francisco and had a scholarship offer from Cal State Bakersfield.


You might also be interested in reading the KyForward feature “UK track and field program on the rise after Floreal’s first season as head coach.”

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