Florida guards Noah Locke, Ques Glover enter transfer portal

By Field Level Media
Mar 19, 2021; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies guard Tyrece Radford (23) controls the ball against Florida Gators guard Noah Locke (10) during the first round of the 2021 NCAA Tournament at Hinkle Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports

Two more Florida guards are leaving the Gators.

Junior Noah Locke and sophomore Ques Glover have entered the transfer portal. That news follows the departure of top scorer Tre Mann, who announced earlier this week that he is entering the NBA draft.

Locke was poised for a bigger role in coach Mike White’s backcourt with Mann’s exit. The 6-foot-3 guard from Baltimore has appeared in 92 games (79 starts) for the Gators, averaging 10.1 points, 2.4 rebounds and 0.7 assists.

In his first three seasons, he hit 217 3-pointers, shooting 40.3 percent from beyond the arc.

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“I would like to thank my teammates, coaches, staff and Gator Nation for 3 years full of obstacles and experiences that have made me a better basketball player and man,” Locke wrote on Twitter, in part, as he announced his departure.

The 5-11 Glover played sparingly for the Gators, who finished the season 15-10 and lost 81-78 to No. 15 seed Oral Roberts in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Glover appeared in 20 games off the bench in 2020-21, averaging 2.5 points in 8.4 minutes per game.

White said the roster shuffle is typical.

“As is the case every spring throughout power-conference basketball, there will be movement and the transfer portal will become as prominent as ever,” White told the school’s website. “We look forward to getting to the point where we find out who’s on our roster and getting back to work, finishing our schedule and hopefully more of a normal offseason.”

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White also will be searching for a new top assistant after Jordan Mincy departed Thursday to become the head coach at Jacksonville.

–Field Level Media