Florida Basketball: Alex Lloyd will fit well into Todd Golden's system

The four-star guard from Fort Lauderdale has committed to the Gators
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The recruiting cycle for basketball follows a slightly different flow than the cycle for football, but the end goal is the same: to acquire top-level talent for Florida Basketball.

Todd Golden and crew got some great news yesterday as four-star guard Alex Lloyd announced his commitment to the Gators.

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Lloyd is listed at 6'3" and 165 pounds and is considered a combo guard out of Fort Lauderdale. The 247 Sports Composite has Lloyd as the 45th best prospect in the country for the class of 2025 and a four-star overall.

Lloyd's strength is his ability to get down the court in transition. Whenever there is a turnover or rebound he wastes little time getting to the other end whether or not he has the ball. He loves to attack the rim and is an adapt finisher at the rim with a variety of ways to finish the play.

Emblematic of modern day basketball, he doesn't appear to do much in the midrange (based on the film available) but is a willing shooter from three. Playing with Westminster Academy he has averaged 44% from three the past two seasons.

Part of the hope too with Lloyd committing with the Gators is that he plays on the same AAU team as Cameron and Cayden Boozer, both top 20 prospects and the sons of former NBA All Star Carlos Boozer. They were in Gainesville back in November with Lloyd.

Overall, Lloyd should fit well into what Golden likes to do by running a high up tempo offense that demands players to get up and down the court.