Shortly after his game this Saturday at the Compton Magic league in Long Beach, 2017 Greg Floyd Jr.’s coach got a call from Arizona. It was head coach Sean Miller offering the young guard a scholarship with the Wildcats, just one day before his 16th birthday.
“It is a top school on the West Coast. It’s nice to know that the top schools in the nation are looking at me,” said Floyd about his offer from U of A.
Former Arizona star and current assistant coach Damon Stoudemire has been instrumental in the recruiting process of Floyd to Arizona.
“Damon is one of the best in the business,” said Floyd’s AAU coach Lamar Bigby.
This is just one of the flurry of offers the red-hot prospect Floyd has received in the past few weeks. He went from a virtually unknown prospect to one of the most highly coveted recruits of the spring recruiting period.
“What sparked the interest in Greg was that he played really well in the Pangos Spring Spectacular,” said his AAU coach Lamar Bigby. During the tournament USC, Seton Hall, and Virginia began to take notice. This kicked off the heavy interest that has surrounded Floyd recently.
The offers continue to pour in for Floyd. In the past month alone he has accumulated over 16 offers from top D-1 schools across the country ranging from Arizona, Washington, SDSU, Boston College, CAL, West Virginia, Memphis, Virginia, USC, Colorado State, and Kansas St. to name a few.
Greg Floyd is a Sophomore SG (2017) out of Desert Pines High School in Las Vegas, Nevada. What makes Floyd unique is that he is pure guard with incredible length. He has drawn many comparisons to Kevin Durant.
“He is a full blown guard at 6-8 with an unbelievable skill-set. Greg is one of those guys where when you go to the game, he doesn’t have to do a whole lot until you realize how talented and skilled he is,” said Coach Bigby.
This is just the beginning of a lengthy recruiting process for Floyd. Despite all the college interest, he remains humble and focused on improving his game to prepare himself for the next level.
“It’s been a quick rise for him. I didn’t think it would happen this fast” said Bigby.