High School Sports

Former Coast basketball star finally picks up first Division I offer

Former Harrison Central basketball standout Jonathan “Biscuit” Floyd has picked up his first Division I scholarship offer.

The 5-foot-10 point guard revealed this week in a tweet that Louisiana-Monroe has offered him.

Floyd is a sophomore at Copiah-Lincoln Community College in Wesson, where he is leading the team in scoring with an average of 16.5 points a game. He's at his best behind the 3-point line, hitting 46.5 percent of his attempts.

Floyd twice made the Sun Herald All-South Mississippi Team during his high school career. He was named to the squad following his junior year at Gulfport and again after transferring to Harrison Central for his senior campaign.

Floyd, who was a key member of the Gulfport squad that won the 2015 Class 6A state title, averaged 19.8 points and 4.4 assists per game as a senior at Harrison Central.

Southeastern Louisiana and William Carey have also shown interest in Floyd.

Patrick Magee: 228-896-2333, @Patrick_Magee