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Another former Top 100 high school recruit is coming to Long Beach State via transfer as new coach Chris Acker builds his men’s basketball team.

Ramel Lloyd Jr. is transferring from Nebraska where the 6’6” 210-pound guard sat out last season with a serious knee injury. He is also the son of Ramel “Rock” Lloyd Sr. who was All-Big West for LBSU in 2001. Lloyd Sr. is one of only 10 Beach players to score 600 points in a season, and he ranks eighth in career scoring with 1,527 career points.

“His family’s history with the program goes back and we are excited to see how Ramel will build on that legacy,” Acker said in an official statement. “Ramel is a winner, and a young man with a desire to be great. We can’t wait to watch him take advantage of his opportunities here at the Beach.”

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Lloyd Jr. was a Top 100 recruit out of Sierra Canyon High School where he averaged 11.6 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game for one of the top programs in California.

Lloyd Jr., Devin Askew (Cal), TJ Wainwright (Robert Morris) and Derrick Michael Xzavierro (Grand Canyon) are all transfers brought in this month who will play big roles at the Beach.

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JJ Fiddler
JJ Fiddler is an award-winning sportswriter and videographer who has been covering Southern California sports for multiple newspapers and websites since 2004. After attending Long Beach State and creating the first full sports page at the Union Weekly Newspaper, he has been exclusively covering Long Beach prep sports since 2007.