All five Milton starters have major-college offers in basketball

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All five starters on Milton High’s basketball team have earned major-college scholarship offers in basketball. All five will return this year to defend the state championship in Georgia’s largest classification, along with contend for a mythical high school national championship.

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Jordan Loyd was the last of the five when he was offered by Furman and Gardner-Webb this week.

The 6-foot-2 Loyd played mostly wingman but also saw time at point guard last year as a junior, averaging 8 points for the Eagles. He shot 75-percent from the foul line, 53-percent from the field, and 48-percent from the 3-point line. His assist to turnover ratio was 3 to 1.

“Furman and Gardner-Webb like his ability to play both wing and point guard, his ability to shoot, and his unselfish and heady play” Milton coach David Boyd said. “They also like that he comes from a program that wins championships.”

Milton point guard Shannon Scott has committed to Ohio State, while power forward Julian Royal and guard Dai-Jon Parker are considering multiple offers, including from both Georgia Tech and UGA. Rising junior swingman Evan Nolte has around a dozen early offers.

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13 comments Add your comment


July 5th, 2010
12:34 pm

congrats to loyd


July 5th, 2010
4:04 pm


Damon Evans

July 5th, 2010
5:40 pm

Where’s the party tonight?

jp dawg

July 5th, 2010
6:19 pm

hey “Damon” if you have nothing nice to say than don’t say anything at all. It’s classless to gloat and kick someone while he’s down

Walker, Texas Ranger

July 6th, 2010
7:29 am

and yet they still couldn’t beat Norcross

GHSA Stinks

July 6th, 2010
8:25 am

The same ref that blew the Milton/Norcross game tried to throw the Central/McEachern game. Hmmm, tried to screw two Gwinnett Co. teams. You think there is a problem here? Sounds like the World Cup soccer refs. PATHETIC GHSA.

No Nonsense

July 6th, 2010
8:29 am

Enter your comments here
Milton did beat Norcross, twice for that matter!


July 6th, 2010
10:06 am

Come to Georgia Tech! Play in the best conference in the land…the ACC…and stay all four years…. with that kind of commitment we could win a national title. We have been in the National Championship game this decade so we know we can make it again. Look at what the big three did this year at Duke….GT needs committed players who care about winning. You will forever be legends in the state of Georgia. Look at the talent that has come through GT over the past twenty years….do you wanna be the next lottery pick? Better grab the ships before they get taken….No matter what you guys say about Paul Hewitt…he is recruiting some big time talent and has done so for Tech since he arrived. Good luck on your decisions guys! GO JACKETS!

bruce mac

July 6th, 2010
12:04 pm

Why would he not go to North Carolina or Duke if the ACC is all that. Wouldn’t actually winning a NC be better than playing for it one time in history and losing? WIth that logic he should go to Indiana State, they played for one also and produced the best basketball player in history.

Say it Aint So

July 6th, 2010
3:18 pm

Did he say the best basketball player in history came from Indiana State?

Just a coincidence

July 6th, 2010
6:44 pm

Hmm seems to me like miltons never had any college prospects or even a great team before boyd comes they got 5 major division 1 guys and are comepeting for a national championship!! Recruiting maybe???? GHSA where are u??


July 6th, 2010
8:40 pm

Where have you been Coincidence ??
Boyd is a hired gun & everyone (except you apparently)
is aware of it. On the other hand if he can help the kids
improve their academics & receive scholarships, so be it.


January 31st, 2012
1:12 pm

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