Press Release from Alcorn State Sports
A sharp-shooting guard with exceptional ball-handling skills, Jonathan Floyd became the newest addition to the 2018-19 men's basketball roster after he signed a national letter of intent.
Floyd transfers from Copiah-Lincoln CC where he played the last two seasons. Floyd averaged 16.9 points and 3.8 assists per game in 2017-18 while shooting 51.1 percent from the field, 44.4 percent from long-range and 79.8 percent from the free throw line. He notched a 2.0 assist:turnover ratio.
"This is a great get for Alcorn. I recruited Jonathan pretty hard throughout his whole high school career and he did a tremendous job turning our basketball program around," said Copiah-Lincoln head coach Kenny Bizot. "He's a very tough competitor, and when you combine that with his talent level it makes him a really good basketball player. He definitely plays with a chip on his shoulder and is very determined to be successful."
Floyd earned MACJC All-State First-Team honors and was also named to the NJCAA All-Region XXIII team. In the MACJC All-Star Game on April 13, Floyd scored a team-high 24 points for the South Division.
In 25 games this past season, Floyd scored in double-figures 20 times. He also netted at least 20 points in nine contests with a career-high 35 points against Mississippi Gulf Coast CC on Feb. 5, 2018.
A native of Gulfport, Mississippi, Floyd played prep ball at Harrison Central HS. The 5-10 guard will have two years of eligibility remaining at Alcorn.
"Jonathan is a great addition for us. He reads the floor very well, is extremely quick, has exceptional ball handling skills and is really unselfish. He also shoots over 40 percent from the three-point line and is a very efficient player whether he's shooting it himself or passing it and making the players around him better," said Alcorn head coach Montez Robinson. "Jonathan is also a great rebounder for a guard and a strong ball defender. We're excited to have him be a part of our organized chaos."
Floyd is the third addition to the Braves roster for 2018-19 after the program previously announced the signing of forward DeShaw Andrews and guard Jael Scott.