One of the top players in the 2022 class, Ramel Lloyd Jr, has been extended an offer by San Diego State. Lloyd is currently ranked #57 in the 247Sports rankings for the 2022 class, making him a four-star prospect, but is on an upward trajectory as he continues developing.
Lloyd is a 6-6 guard who recently transferred to Dream City Christian in Glendale, Arizona, from Taft High School in Woodland Hills, California. The combo guard plays has committed to play his AAU ball with Vegas Elite Hoops.
Watching film of Lloyd one can already see that he is a scorer who is a threat at all three levels. As a big guard he uses his strength and quickness to get past his defender. He can hit the three point shot and has a nice mid-range jumper. Lloyd is also athletic and versatile, which allows him to be a threat on both ends of the court. He can back down smaller guards with his strength, but also get past bigger guys with his speed and ball skills. On the defensive end of the court he can switch off in pick and roll situations due to his athleticism.
With two years of high school left there is still time for Lloyd to develop. Like all high school players he needs to get stronger, especially as he continues to grow. Lloyd recently mentioned that he thinks he can grow at least another two inches, which would make him a wing at the next level. Building the guard skills now will only help him improve his skill set. Also, working on improving his shot is something that all players need to do as they move up in levels. At Dream City Christian he will get the chance to do just that.
Lloyd's offers are a who's who of some of the top universities in the nation. Schools such as Arizona State, Arkansas, Georgetown, Kansas, and Southern California have already extended offers to the young guard. Expect to see other big name programs get involved as soon as he hits the court.
San Diego State has previously hosted Lloyd on unofficial visits to tour the campus and to watch the team in action. The Aztecs have maintained interest in Lloyd for sometime and decided to pull the trigger on a player who would fit right in on the Mesa. His versatility is something that the staff knows how to embrace through their free-flowing style of play. Suffice to say that getting Lloyd to commit to San Diego State would be a huge score for Coach Brian Dutcher and staff.