Florida finishes, Duke begins 2008 class
September, 27, 2007
Florida coach Billy Donovan continues to gain commitments from premium prospects, this time receiving word that versatile 6-10 PF Eloy Vargas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) intends to play his college ball in Gainesville. Vargas emerged in dramatic fashion during the AAU circuit, climbing the prospect rankings list through effective play. He has a very dependable face-up game with the ability to shoot comfortably out to three-point territory. He also has the good ball-handling ability for a big man and quickness, which he uses to penetrate past bigger, slower opponents when he plays on the perimeter. Vargas willingly passes the ball and rarely forces the issue on offensive. He runs the court very well and has nimble feet as well as good agility. He has decent bounce off the floor and plays with a great deal of enthusiasm, constantly encouraging his teammates, similar to former Gator and current Chicago Bull Joakim Noah.