Florida Gulf Coast University’s rise to the Sweet 16 has brought plenty of attention to the tiny Ft. Myers School and its previously (very) under-the-radar basketball program. While the Eagles have rightfully been lauded for emphasizing all that’s fun in basketball. They’ve done so with an incredibly athletic roster that oozes confidence and charisma, all while defiantly overhauling the old stereotype that white men can’t jump.
Evidently coach Andy Enfield has more of the same on the way, as well.
The video you see above, which was brought to Prep Rally’s attention by USA Today, showcases highlights from Florida Gulf Coast recruit Jordan Neff. The senior played his high school basketball basketball at Kennesaw (Ga.) North Cobb High, and he can really, really dunk. In fact, few players could better embody the Eagles’ entire Dunk City ethos.
Just check out how high Neff gets on slams on the break and teutonic dunks in the paint. And that says nothing for his penchant for completely taking out defenders with poster jams.
Neff picked Florida Gulf Coast ahead of a scholarship offer from North Florida, while Georgia and West Virginia also showed interest in the 6-foot-6 power forward who looks and plays like a chip off the Chase Fieler block.
According to Atlanta TV network 11Alive, Neff was drawn to Florida Gulf Coast by Enfield’s open, fast breaking offense, which should allow him to make the most of his athleticism. As an honorable mention all-state selection in Georgia, Neff expects to make a difference for the Eagles, who should be able to plug him into their exciting scheme from Day 1.
"The day he got the job, he emailed me and offered me a scholarship,” Neff said of Florida Gulf Coast coach Andy Enfield. “I wasn't too interested at first it was so far away and I never heard of it before.
"Today, when I walked around with the hoodie on, everybody knows what those letters stand for.”
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