The day he took the job at Florida Gulf Coast University, Andy Enfield emailed North Cobb (Kennesaw, Ga.) power forward Jordan Neff to offer him a scholarship. Neff, who had never heard of FGCU, wasn't initially interested, but after learning more about the Eagles' high-flying style, he committed to the Fort Myers, Fla. school.
Most of the country hadn't heard of FGCU before Enfield's squad, a 15-seed, knocked off No. 2 seed Georgetown in the second round of the NCAA tournament. After the Eagles blasted San Diego State on Sunday to clinch a spot in the Sweet 16, everyone knows the way to Dunk City.
"It's a real fun playing style," Neff told 11Alive.com. "It's fun to watch, the way they play hard. I will fit in good there."
Watching some of Neff's extended highlights on YouTube, it's easy to see why. The 6-6 honorable mention all-state selection loves to play above the rim.
Meanwhile, FGCU's improbable tournament run could convince another recruit to join Neff in Dunk City this fall.
The Washington Post reports that Coolidge (Washington, D.C.) center David Kadiri has offers from North Carolina A&T, Duquesne, Gardner-Webb, Niagara, Stony Brook and UMBC, but the first school to offer the prolific dunker was FGCU.
“It definitely makes me think about the school a lot more,” Kadiri told the Post. “It does make a big impact.”