Grand Canyon Sophomore Liam Lloyd, Former Gonzaga Prep Star, Enters Transfer Gate | Zag Sports
March 15 – Liam Lloyd, former Gonzaga Prep star and son of longtime Gonzaga assistant and Arizona freshman coach Tommy Lloyd, could play somewhere other than Grand Canyon University next season.
The second-year guard announced Tuesday afternoon on Twitter that he entered the transfer portal after spending two seasons with the Antelopes under coach Bryce Drew – one of which saw Lloyd go to the NCAA Tournament with GCU.
“I would like to thank the Grand Canyon for hosting me for the past 2 years,” Lloyd wrote in a post on Twitter. “Thank you to all my coaches, teammates and friends for a great experience that I will never forget. That being said, I will enter the transfer portal to look for opportunities elsewhere, thank you lope nation for everything!”
In his first and second seasons, Lloyd played sparingly off the bench for the Western Athletic Conference Antelopes, making 30 total appearances for GCU averaging 2.5 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 2020-21 and 0.7 points, 0.5 rebounds and 0.2 assists this season.
Lloyd played a career-high 30 minutes in the February 26, 2021 game at the Grand Canyon against Seattle U and had a 15-point, 10-rebound brace on January 16, 2021 against Bethesda. Following Grand Canyon’s 49-48 win over San Francisco at the Footprint Center in December — a game that came hours after Gonzaga’s victory over Texas Tech at the same venue — Drew told The Spokesman-Review of Lloyd, ” (he) has a great basketball spirit, he never has bad practice. He’s improving as a player and his attitude is just spectacular.”
Drew also pointed out that the 6-foot-5, 200-pound reserve guard played important defensive minutes during a key five-minute streak in GCU’s 78-72 win over Loyola Marymount earlier this season.
“It varies from game to game,” Drew said of Lloyd’s role with the Antelopes. “Like Loyola Marymount, he came in and helped turn the game around to help us win this game. He played really well in a five-minute stretch, especially defensively. We can always rely on the fact that Liam is going to be hard and he’s going to perform and he’ll always be ready. So those things that we really appreciate about him.
At Gonzaga Prep, Lloyd racked up more than 1,000 career points while leading the Bullpups to two state championships and a 69-10 overall record in three seasons. Lloyd opened his senior season at G-Prep with a 46-point effort and averaging 23 points, six assists and six rebounds throughout the year.
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