Georgia Basketball picked up a commitment from seven-foot center John Florveus of Hillsborough Community College in Tampa. The sophomore committed to the Dawgs after an official visit over the weekend. While playing in a limited role during his first season, Florveus averaged 8 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 2.7 blocks per game.
Hillsborough Coach Byron Samuels had this to say about Florveus:
"He’s a little bit of a late bloomer, but that doesn’t mean he’s a project," Samuels said. "He only played two years in high school. He’s 6-11 or 7 feet and he runs the floor like a guard. He blocks, rebounds and is learning how to score. And he’s just an unbelievable kid. He’s a 3.2 student and has taken all the right classes. Everbody loves him here."
Florveus is the Bulldogs third commitment for the 2011 class. Previously five star guard/forward Kentavious Caldwell and three star center Tim Dixon committed to play in Athens. Just last week Georgia lost a recruiting battle to rival Georgia Tech for the services of Milton High School product Julian Royal.