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Szymczyk eager to join Gators after rapid recruitment

Everything seemed to unfold in the blink of an eye for German power forward prospect Aleksander Szymczyk.

In early June, the 6-foot-11, 240-pound, 19-year-old from Frankfurt, Germany, received a phone call from first-year Florida head basketball coach Todd Golden. The gist of the conversation was simple: Golden was looking for a skilled frontcourt player who could effectively stretch the floor and thought Szymczyk fit the bill.

The interest was immediately mutual and just a couple of weeks after they first spoke, Szymczyk was on a plane to Gainesville for an official visit.

“My relationship with the coaching staff is pretty good,” Szymczyk told Swamp247 via text. “They gave me and my parents a very welcoming and warm feeling.”

The trip left Szymczyk convinced. Florida was the right spot for him to continue his basketball career and he committed right after…


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