Travis Chell, Director of Athletic Communications
BRISTOL – King University standout men’s basketball player Jordan Floyd has inked a professional contract. Over the weekend, Floyd signed with Orlandina Basket who plays in the Italian second division.
In his four years on campus, Floyd rewrote the Tornado record books, setting King records for points in a game, season and career. The Stone Mountain, Ga., native only need three years to set the school record with 1,900 career points as he was sidelined due to injury one season.
“I’ve worked my butt off every day to become a professional athlete, and it’s paying off for me,” Floyd said. “God has really blessed me with the opportunity to be able to play in such a beautiful country like Italy and I plan on taking the country by storm! I’m going to bring the show to them!”
In 2019-20, Floyd set school records for points in a game with 47 and points in a season at 956 en route to a slew of awards. He was named Rob Lenz Division II National Player of the Year by the Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA) while garnering All-America honors from the D2CCA and National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC).
Floyd was selected D2CCA Southeast Region Player of the year while earning first team all-region from the D2CCA and NABC. He won his second Conference Carolinas Player of the Year award and was selected Conference Carolinas Comeback Player of the Year and the Herff Jones Conference Carolinas Male Athlete of the Year.
He led all of NCAA Division II in scoring, averaging 31.9 points per game. He was also one of seven NCAA Division II players to shoot better than 50.0 percent from the floor, 40.0 percent from three-point range and 80.0 percent from the free throw line while leading the Tornado to a 23-7 mark and Conference Carolinas regular season title.
A season ago, Orlandina Basket finished 8-17 in the second Italian division. Floyd will begin his journey to Italy in August as the league has not announced the schedule for the upcoming season.
Floyd becomes the sixth Tornado to play professionally overseas and ninth to play professionally, joining Torrington Cox, Scottie Hendricks, Michael Fortune, Logan Lyle, Lio Gideon. Malcolm St. Louis, Brandon Goss and Brandon Crompton also played professional following their graduation from King.