Florida center John Egbunu to test NBA Draft waters

Florida's John Egbunu was averaging 7.8 points and 6.6 rebounds per game this season before tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in mid-February. (AP Photo/Ron Irby)
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida coach Mike White says injured center John Egbunu plans to “test the waters” of the NBA draft.

Egbunu missed the final 10 games of the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in mid-February. White also says he would be “somewhat surprised” if forward Devin Robinson returns for his senior season.

The 6-foot-8 Robinson averaged 11.1 points and 6.1 rebounds this season. The 6-11 Egbunu averaged 7.8 points and a team-leading 6.6 rebounds. Even without Egbunu, the Gators advanced to a regional final in the NCAA Tournament before losing to fellow Southeastern Conference team South Carolina.

White says Egbunu’s injury “makes for a really tough process for him.” He adds “I don’t know how much thorough feedback he’s going to get” since Egbunu can’t work out for NBA teams.