Floyd working to improve his game

Greg Floyd Jr. is one of the top players in the west in 2017. Read on to see what his AAU coach says about his game, recruitment, and more.

At 6-foot-8, 190 pounds Greg Floyd Jr. has risen to be one of the better talents in 2017.

The Las Vegas Desert Pines perimeter standout holds a host of offers from some of the nation's top programs.

"The most recent to offer is New Mexico," Floyd's AAU coach Lamar Bigby said. "To be honest, I've taken a step away from the recruiting side of things and have shifted the focus toward Greg's development.

"I want Greg to maximize his potential, he has a lot of room to grow. Right now, everything about him is based on his potential, but now it's time for him to start tapping into that potential. Coming next spring, we don't want to have the potential conversation, we want everyone to see how good he is.

"We want him to be a guy that comes into a high major school his first year and can be effective."

The rising junior possesses a unique skill set, but Bigby wants him to play with more of a motor.

"I know how good Greg can be, he has a lot of skill," Bigby added. "The one area I want him to get a handle on is his motor and tempo.

"When I say motor, I mean effort. If his effort is at a high level, I think he's as good as any player in the country."

It's that potential that has left Arizona to recruit Floyd.

"The relationship with Arizona has been great," Bigby said. "Coach Book has reached out on several different occasions.

"Coach Miller has been calling a lot too. He called when he was over in Colorado, and we've been told that Greg is a priority for Arizona."

There is still no time frame on a commitment from Floyd, but his AAU coach maintains that Floyd will cut his list to ten schools by the end of July.

"Yes, I still want to sit down with Greg and discuss which schools he likes," he said. "He has a lot of offers and we want to narrow them down.

"When we sit down and look at the best schools for Greg I'm sure that Arizona will be a program that's right there on his list."


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