Tarleton Men’s Basketball head coach Billy Gillispie has announced the signing of Lloyer Driggs to a National Letter of Intent to join the Texan roster for 2021-22.
Driggs, an Idaho Falls, Idaho native, joins the Texans after a standout prep career at Thunder Ridge High School where he leaves as the school’s all-time leading scorer.
“Going Division I has always been a dream of mine and I’m very grateful to have the opportunity to play under Coach Gillispie,” said Driggs. “I also appreciate Coach Gillispie for believing in me and helping me achieve those dreams. I’m excited to get down to Tarleton and become a Texan!”
Driggs joined Thunder Ridge High School his sophomore year for the first year the new school opened. The 5’11 guard was a do-it-all player for the Titans and instantly made the newly-minted program a contender, averaging 24 points per game as a senior, which ranked second in the state, along with 4.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.0 steals per game. Driggs also shot 52.4 percent from the floor, 41.7 percent on 3-pointers and was 90.1 percent at the free throw line.
“Lloyer will be a great Texan,” said Gillispie. “He has already accomplished about as much as you can in high school and is ready for the Division I challenge. I expect that he will influence our program in a great way and be a fan favorite for all the fans to see. We can’t wait for the opportunity to get Lloyer in a Texan uniform.”
Driggs’ on-court success led to a series of accolades to close out his high school career while leading his team to a 19-5 record. He was named the 5A High Country Player of the Year, 5A first team all-state, 5A Conference and Area Player of the Year, and won the District Sportsmanship award. Driggs left Thunder Ridge High School with over 1,200 career points, becoming the first player in school history to top 1,000 points, and is the Titans’ all-time leader in points, assists and steals. Driggs also excelled in the classroom, posting a 3.8 GPA and is an Eagle Scout.
“Lloyer is an outstanding player and an extremely hard worker,” Thunder Ridge coach Lee Toldson said in a recent interview with ScoreBookLive.com. “He’s an excellent on/off-ball defender, great finisher, and his biggest strength is his mid-range and three-point shooting.”