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2022 guard Corey Floyd Jr. commits to UConn men’s basketball

The ‘instant impact player’ out of Roselle, New Jersey becomes the Huskies’ first addition in their ‘22 class.

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: JAN 18 Spalding Hoophall Classic Photo by John Jones/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

UConn men’s basketball has locked in its first Class of 2022 recruit as Corey Floyd Jr. verbally committed to UConn Thursday night.

Floyd is a 6-foot-4 combo guard and a four-star recruit ranked 107th in the 2022 class by Rivals. He plays at Roselle Catholic in Roselle, New Jersey. He told Tipton Edits that head coach Dan Hurley’s staff recruited him to be an “instant impact player” and to “score the ball.”

Based on his highlight film, Floyd can maneuver through traffic in the lane and finish at the rim, while also displaying a smooth and accurate stroke from deep. Listed at 190 pounds, he has enough size and strength to make his presence known all over the court.

With Floyd’s decision, the Huskies’ coaching staff continues its recruiting hot streak. After picking up a commitment from Philadelphia native Rahsool Diggins in July, two more targets – Samson Johnson and Jordan Hawkins – were soon to follow Diggins’ lead. UConn finished with the No. 13 ranked 2021 class in the nation, the best they’ve had under Hurley.

Hurley also picked up his third commit in the last three years from his home state of New Jersey, with Johnson and Adama Sanogo coming to UConn from The Patrick School.