New Jersey’s Class of 2022 is stacked with stellar guards with the ability to change a game with a single shot or dunk. Arguably the top guard in that class, Roselle Catholic’s Corey Floyd Jr., was the first to make a college verbal commitment.

On Jan. 14, which was Floyd’s 17th birthday, he made the announcement via social media that he’s committed to play at the University of Connecticut.


Floyd Jr., a 6-4, 210 pound guard, started for Roselle Catholic as a sophomore last season and was a major piece to the Lions’ 22-7 team that won the Non-Public B North sectional final a day before the NJSIAA shut down winter sports due to coronavirus concerns.

He averaged 11.2 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.6 assists in 27 games in the 2019-2020 season.

Floyd Jr. is the latest New Jersey product to commit to Dan Hurley’s Huskies squad, a group with numerous Garden State ties. Hurley, the son of NJ basketball legend Bob Hurley, has former Patrick School star Adama Sanogo on the roster now and also got a commitment from current Patrick School 6-9 big man Samson Johnson over the summer.

Roselle Catholic will be featured in JSZ’s “All Access” series leading up to the start of the 2021 high school basketball season in New Jersey and Floyd Jr. will be profiled. The junior is quickly becoming one of the elite players across the Garden State.

Stay tuned in with for all the latest news and recruiting updates from high school athletes all across New Jersey.