Freshman Corey Floyd Jr. transferring from the UConn men’s basketball program

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The UConn men’s basketball team is losing another player to the transfer portal.

A UConn source confirmed that freshman Corey Floyd Jr. is leaving the program. Floyd was part of the 2022 recruiting class, but he graduated from high school early and reclassified before joining UConn in August.

Floyd — a 6-foot-4 combo guard who was four-star recruit — did not play last season and has four years of eligibility remaining.

His departure comes after UConn lost two point guards to the portal. Rahsool Diggins, who played just 46 minutes over nine games as a freshman, is transferring. Junior Jalen Gaffney, who served as R.J. Cole’s backup, is also leaving.

Diggins and Floyd both came to UConn as highly-touted recruits. Diggins, a top-50 recruit from Philadelphia, was pursued by Villanova, Kansas, Florida, and Seton Hall before coming to UConn. Floyd, who starred at Roselle Catholic in New Jersey, picked UConn over Rutgers, Providence, Auburn, Florida, Wake Forest, Miami and Villanova.

With Floyd, Bristol’s Donovan Clingan, and point-forward Alex Karaban, UConn’s 2022 recruiting class was rated No. 4 in the country by 247Sports. Karaban, of Northborough, Mass., enrolled in January, practicing with UConn but not playing during the second semester.

UConn has been connected to several players who would potentially enter the program through the transfer portal. East Carolina guard Tristen Newton visited over the weekend.