BRISTOL, Tenn. – Conference Carolinas announced their Male Athlete of the Year award on Tuesday and Jordan Floyd of the King University men's basketball team was selected. Floyd becomes the first King student-athlete to be selected as a Herff Jones Conference Carolinas Athlete of the Year since the Tornado became members prior to the 2011-12 season.
Last week, Floyd was selected as one of the league's comeback players of the year. A season ago, Floyd suffered a fractured ankle, causing him to miss the entire 2018-19 season. The senior came back in a big way in 2019-20 as he led Conference Carolinas and all of NCAA Division II in scoring.
Floyd was previously selected Ron Lenz National Player of the Year and first team All-America by the Division 2 Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA) as well as Southeast Region Player of the year and first team all-region. He garnered All-America honors and first team All-Southeast District from the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) as well as Conference Carolinas Player of the year and first team all-conference honors. He also became the first player in program history to be selected for the NABC All-Star game.
The Stone Mountain, Ga., native led all of NCAA Division II in scoring at 31.9 points per game. He was the only player in NCAA Division I and II that averaged more than 30.0 points per game. He was second in all three NCAA divisions behind an NCAA Division III scorer.
In Division II, Floyd is one of seven players that shot better than 50.0 percent from the floor, 40.0 percent from three-point range and 80.0 percent from the free throw line, shooting 50.3 percent from the floor, 42.6 percent from long range and 81.3 percent from the charity stripe. The senior also averaged 2.7 assists and 4.1 rebounds per game while leading Conference Carolinas in steals and blocks.
This season, Floyd broke school records for points in a game, season and career. He broke the previous record of 42 points in a game, scoring 43 four times before pouring in 47 in a win over Erskine College. He scored 956 points this season, breaking the previous record of 684 that was held by Mark Dockery. In the Conference Carolinas quarterfinal, Floyd became the School's all-time leading scorer, again breaking Dockery's record of 1,824 career points. Floyd ended his career with 1,900 points in three seasons
In 30 games for the Tornado this season, Floyd scored more than 30 points 19 times and hit the 40-point plateau eight times. Floyd was selected Conference Carolinas Player of the Week seven times while earning U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) NCAA Division II National Player of the Week twice.