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UF Men’s Basketball: Duruji Named to SEC Men’s Basketball Community Service Team

Courtesy of University Athletic Association

BY DENVER PARLER

Junior Anthony Duruji has been named a member of the SEC Men’s Basketball Community Service Team for the second straight season, the Southeastern Conference announced on Thursday.

A native of Germantown, Md., Duruji quickly became a constant presence in the Gators’ community efforts upon arriving in Gainesville from Louisiana Tech in 2019. Prior to COVID, he participated in numerous summer and after-school programs at a local school, volunteered at the annual Climb for Cancer event hosted by Florida student-athletes, and spent time volunteering at a domestic violence shelter.

Over the past year, Duruji has been a part of the SEC’s Men’s Basketball Leadership Council and a founding member of UF’s Black Student-Athlete Council. Duruji was an SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll and SEC Community Service Team honoree in 2020 and is a 2021 nominee for SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

On the court, Duruji has been a consistent part of the Gators’ rotation and a regular in the starting lineup during SEC action and posted a season-high 16 points in Florida’s win vs. LSU.

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2021 SEC Men’s Basketball Community Service Team
Tyler Jones, Alabama
Moses Moody, Arkansas
Babatunde Akingbola, Auburn
Anthony Duruji, Florida
P.J. Horne, Georgia
Olivier Sarr, Kentucky
Aundre Hyatt, LSU
Jarkel Joiner, Ole Miss
Abdul Ado, Mississippi State
Mitchell Smith, Missouri
Alanzo Frink, South Carolina
John Fulkerson, Tennessee
Emanuel Miller, Texas A&M
Isaiah Rice, Vanderbilt