2017 Intro: L.J. Figueroa
L.J. Figueroa, a 6-foot-5 sophomore guard, is starting to garner high major interest. According to Oldsmar (Fla.) Christian coach Jordan Fair, Figueroa’s versatility and ability to fill different roles is among the reason college coaches are intrigued by his young prospect. “He’s a high-level scorer,” Fair said. “He can score at all three levels. He’s 6-5 with 7-foot wingspan. He’s not ultra athletic, but he has a really good first step. His length makes him look more athletic.” “Right now he’s more of a stand still shooter and he shoots it really well from deep off the catch and shoot,” he added. “He has a nice mid-range pull and floater around the basket. He’s got to get a littler quicker and a little stronger. For his size, he has a really good feel and passes it well. He’s second on our team in assists.” Fair said Figueroa, who is a native of the Dominican Republics, is currently averaged 15 points, four rebound and 3.5 assists a game. Figueroa has a number of high major schools showing interest in him. To date, he’s taken unofficial visits to Florida and South Florida. “He’s got offers from USF, Virginia Tech and UCF,” Fair said. “He’s been recruited by Louisville, Florida, Miami and Mississippi State. Those are the only schools that have called me about him and are actively recruiting him.” Figueroa is expected to player for Team Breakdown’s 16 & under team on the spring and summer circuit.