Men's Track & Field
EJ Floréal - Men's Track & Field - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • class Senior
  • Hometown Palo Alto, Calif.
  • High school Dunbar

On the UK men’s basketball team
Played on the UK men’s basketball team the past three seasons (2013-14 – 2015-16) on teams that madethree NCAA Tournament appearances, trips to the 2014 and 2015 Final Fours, and Southeastern Conference regular-season and tournament championships in 2015 and 2016. … Was a two-time SEC Honor Roll member … Played 29 games in three seasons, and tallied three points, two steals, a block and eight rebounds at UK.

High school track and field

In Floréal’s senior season of high school track and field – his only season competing in Kentucky as he previously lived in Palo Alto, California – finished fourth in the 100 meters and third in the 200m at the State Championships … Won the Lexington City and Region Championships in the 100m and 200m in 2013 … As a high-school junior, placed fourth in the 100m and third in the 200m at the 2012 California Championships.  


Son of Edrick Floreal and LaVonna Martin-Floreal … Both of EJ’s parents were Olympic athletes … His mom was a silver medalist in the 1992 Olympic Games in the 100m hurdles, while his dad competed for Canada in the 1988 and 1992 Olympics … Has a sister, Mimi … Chose Kentucky over Tennessee, Western Kentucky, Cal Poly and Santa Clara … Born in Atlanta … His most memorable basketball moment is dunking on former UK player Julius Randle during his freshman year’s Blue-White Game … He chose No. 24 because he’s always worn that number … He points to his father has his greatest influence in life.

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