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UConn pledge Corey Floyd Jr. is having a breakout season

February 4, 2021
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Last month, New Jersey native and four-star prospect Corey Floyd Jr. announced his long-awaited decision to commit to the UConn Huskies and Dan Hurley. The 6-foot-4 combo guard had set an announcement date 2-3 weeks prior to the actual announcement and then the word was going around that the Huskies had a good chance, and boom, it happened.

Floyd Jr. is a skilled combo guard who has made some major physical developments this summer that ultimately made him stronger and has helped him expand his game early on this season.

New Jersey has just started playing basketball again after missing the first half of the season due to COVID-19 restrictions. Since the season has started Floyd Jr. has early season averages of 23 points per game along with five rebounds per. For a prospect just entering his junior season on a loaded squad, Floyd Jr. has found a major role and is a key player for a squad that will have heavy competition in Jersey this season.

Danny Hurley has done an excellent job at bringing in high-level talent over the past few years and that includes a nationally ranked 2021 class. I think landing Floyd Jr. to start your 2022 class is more than you could’ve asked for. This is a kid who is ranked in the Mid-120’s by multiple outlets but I believe he is way higher than where he’s slotted.

Floyd Jr. has also embraced becoming a UConn Husky and has run with it. He has already connected with the fanbase and has told Stockrisers.com that he will be targeting Bristol native Donovan Clingan, a longtime Husky target, to join him in Storrs.

I caught up with him to discuss his junior season (areas of improvement, physical developments), UConn, Simeon Wilcher, and a lot more. Read Stockrisers.com’s conversation with Floyd Jr. and make sure to try out our premium subscription --------> Here


How has your game improved this season?

“My game has completely improved overall. I knew I had to step into a bigger role this year at RC and I knew I would be needed to score the ball, so I’ve just been more aggressive with my touches and taking everything the defense gives me.”

You made major physical developments this season, how has that helped you?

“As far as physical improvements, I’ve focused a lot on upper body strength and being able to use my shoulders to create the space I need off the bounce.”

What are your thoughts on the season UConn is having?

“I think they’re doing a really great job learning how to win without Bouknight. Some guys have really stepped up and have taken on bigger roles.”

What are your goals and expectations this season for RC?

“It’s a shortened season with only 15 games, so I expect our team to go 15-0. Simple.”

Have you been able to recruit Simeon Wilcher to UConn at all?

“I haven’t pitched it as much as I should have at the moment, but I will for sure be more focused on it after the season is over.”

How much more can you improve on? If so, which areas do you want to improve?

“I’m nowhere near where I want to be as far as my best basketball and I know that I can improve tons. I want to continue to improve everything about my game from shooting, to driving, to passing and overall decision making. I believe there is always something you can get better at and that’s what I’m looking to do.”

 
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