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Joe Boozell | NCAA.com | May 10, 2016

Gators’ Nuclear Engineering program helps land Canyon Barry

  Canyon Barry averaged almost 20 points per game for Charleston in 2015-16.

Canyon Barry, the son of former NBA great Rick Barry, averaged 19.7 points per game for Charleston last season and was looking to use his final year of athletic eligibility elsewhere. Barry announced on Monday that he’ll transfer to Florida, and noted how academics played a major role in the shooting guard's decision.

Florida is known for its stellar Nuclear Engineering program, and Barry is striving to earn his master’s in that field in his final season.

“The University of Florida is a great fit for me for several reasons,” Barry said. “First, they have an exceptional Nuclear Engineering program and actually have one of the only nuclear training reactors in the southeast.”

Barry is an academic All-American, and he’ll hope to excel on and off of the basketball court in Gainesville.