He also became the first Florida freshman with back-to-back 20-point games since Kenny Boynton in 2009-10.

Kugel has two years of eligibility remaining at his next destination.

Kugel rated as a four-star prospect coming out of Orlando (Fla.) Dr. Phillips in the 2022 class. He ranked as the No. 56 overall prospect and No. 4 shooting guard nationally. Kugel signed with Florida over additional known offers from Auburn, Houston, Miami, Mississippi State and a group of mid-major programs.

Travis Branham and Phog’s Michael Swain contributed to this report.