Report: Florida to add 2014 PG Chris Chiozza

By Adam Silverstein
May 10, 2013

Four-star 2014 point guard Chris Chiozza (Memphis, TN), a highly sought after prospect and a member of the Rivals100, will officially announce his commitment on Tuesday and choose the Florida Gators, according to CBSSports.com’s Gary Parrish.

Chris Chiozza, barring a change of plans, will announce next week that he’s committing to Florida, a source told CBSSports.com on Friday.

Chiozza’s other finalists include Auburn, Memphis, Ohio State, Richmond, Tennessee and UMass, but he apparently sees an opportunity at UF that he simply cannot pass up.

“Florida’s always been one of my top three schools since I was a little kid,” Chiozza told SNY.tv last week. “I’ve always loved watching them. I’d also love to play with Kasey Hill and Chris Walker, if they’re still there. They’re also recruiting my teammate Leron [Black] so that’s a school where we could play together.”

A source close to the Gators confirmed to OGGOA on Friday that Florida’s coaching staff is extremely confident that Chiozza will choose the Gators on Tuesday. The source also believes that Black, a five-star power forward and the No. 16 ranked 2014 recruit in the country per Rivals, will ultimately join Chiozza in Gainesville, FL.


Black has a final five that also includes Illinois, N.C. State, Ohio State and UConn.

Chiozza is currently ranked No. 90 on the Rivals100, but recruiting analyst Eric Bossi conservatively guesses that he will “push for at least the national top 50 when the rankings are next updated.”

Bossi believes Chiozza has “become one of the most sought-after floor generals in his class” because “he plays with sizeable heart, plenty of skill and a natural feel for leading his teammates and making good decisions.”

Chiozza would be Florida’s first 2014 commitment.

2 Comments

  1. VO2max says:

    Wow! Nice reel kid. That coast to coast play at 1;00 is pretty impressive. His hands and ability to protect the ball are really good.

  2. Michael Jones says:

    Did somebody say something about “sizeable heart?” And leadership? Yeah, we could use some of that.

    Been watching Noah and Haslem in the playoffs, and it brings back memories of what it was like to cheer for Gator teams that had at least as much heart and toughness as they had talent. Great memories.

    I’ll take an undertalented team that plays with heart over a talented team that plays soft any day.

    WELCOME, CHRIS CHIOZZA!!! GO GATORS!!!

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