One of Milton High’s 6 D1 prospects makes his college decision

Milton PG Jordan Loyd will sign with Furman in November (Special)

Milton PG Jordan Loyd will sign with Furman in November (Special)

Milton High, which is the defending state champion in Georgia’s largest classification, has one of the most talented-loaded rosters in Georgia history.

Six players off the team’s rosters are holding major-college scholarship offers. One announced his college plans on Sunday.

Guard Jordan Loyd committed to Furman after making an official visit over the weekend. Loyd was also considering offers from Rice, Dartmouth, Cornell and Army, while also earning consideration from Wichita State, Winthrop and Minnesota.

“Furman was real persistent throughout the recruiting process this summer,” Loyd said. “When I visited with the team this weekend, I really felt like I could fit in and play there.”

The 6-foot-3, 190-pound Loyd has a 3.4 GPA and said Furman’s academic reputation factored into his decision. He hopes to be a business major.

The other Milton players with major-college offers are led by trio of seniors — power forward Julian Royal (multiple offers, including Georgia Tech and UGA), shooting guard Dai-Jon Parker (multiple offers, including Georgia Tech and UGA) and point guard Shannon Scott (committed to Ohio State).  There’s also Milton juniors Evan Nolte (multiple offers, including Georgia Tech and UGA) and Shaquille Johnson (Auburn offer).

Now it’s YOUR turn. Is this the most talented basketball team in state history? Why or why not?

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4 comments Add your comment

Josey Wales

August 30th, 2010
8:14 am

Great job Jordan!!! I knew you had the potential, so now it’s time to make it happen. I’m happy for you and your family.

Devil Lover

August 30th, 2010
9:26 am

Milton should have an outstanding season with all of the talent they have recruited. At we can discuss the upcoming basketball season.

It's My Day...

August 30th, 2010
12:03 pm

Congrats Jordan. Can’t wait to see what you do at the next level :) Love you!!!


August 30th, 2010
2:18 pm

devil lover are you honestly that dumb? how can you say the milton “recruited” their team and link EVERYONE to a norcoss website where it talks about your THREE transfers this year. Norcross gets new players every year so please try not to look so ignorant when using the internet.