24 EJ Floreal

EJ Floreal
Nationality
Position
Guard
Class
JR
Hometown (Last School)
Palo Alto, Calif. (Dunbar)
Ht
6'4
Wt
200

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2014-15 (SOPHOMORE): Made the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the first time in his career … Played in a career-high 13 games during his second season with the Wildcats … Sunk a free throw in the win over No. 5 Kansas … Picked up a block and a steal in the win over UCLA in Chicago … Snatched a rebound in a dominating home victory over Auburn … Saw action in four postseason games including two in the SEC Tournament … Also earned his first career minutes in the NCAA Tournament in wins over Hampton and West Virginia … Scored on a pair of dunks while adding an assist in each of UK’s exhibition wins to begin the season.

2013-14 (FRESHMAN): Appeared in three games as a walk-on freshman … Saw his first career conference action with a minute against Mississippi State … Scored two points on a dunk and added a steal and block in Kentucky’s win over Robert Morris … Logged a bucket and a steal in two minutes of action in UK’s exhibition win over Transylvania.

HIGH SCHOOL: Averaged 12.9 points and 10.5 rebounds per game in one season with Paul Dunbar in Lexington … Was a second-team All-City selection in his senior season … Named MVP of the Buckeye-Bluegrass game … Also ran track at Dunbar where he finished fourth in the 100 meters (10.98 seconds) and third in the 200 (21.37) in the Class 3-A state meet … Played his first three high school seasons in California where he was an All-State honorable mention selection as a junior … Claimed league MVP honors as a junior … A top-10 sprinter in Northern California.

PERSONAL: Son of Edrick Floreal and LaVonna Martin-Floreal … Both parents were Olympic athletes … His mom was a silver medalist in the 1992 Olympic Games in the 100m hurdles, while his dad competed for Canada in the 1988 and 1992 Olympics … Father is currently UK’s head track and field coach … Chose Kentucky over Arkansas, Tennessee, Cal Poly, Santa Clara and Western Kentucky … Born March 23, 1995 in Atlanta, Ga. … Considers hometown as Palo Alto, Calif.

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