TCU assistant head coach Ryan Miller is trying to lock up a student-athlete who could prove to be a vital piece for his future backcourt in 2023 Little Rock Christian Academy (AR) point guard Layden Blocker. On Thursday March 26, Blocker received his first power five scholarship offer from TCU.
“He was on their radar. They had been tracking and seeing him play. So, I called coach Miller and he got straight to it,” his father said. “Coach said, ‘we like your son, we’ve been tracking him and it feels like he fits perfect in our system.'”
“It’s an honor. It’s flattering that they see the potential and are willing to offer at this age.”
Southern Miss has also offered Blocker with Central Arkansas, Arkansas, Oral Roberts, Texas A&M and Auburn being some of the other programs showing interest and building a relationship with the family at the moment.
But, despite getting an offer as a freshman, Blocker remains humble and isn’t into offer chasing. His father is pushing him to continue to get better, mature and focus on things that are within his control.
“Only things we can control are getting bigger, better, faster and stronger,” his father explained. “That is all we’re going to focus on. I can’t control when or who offers him. I have to continue to stay balanced with him and keep him humble, hungry and with that underdog mentality.”
As a freshman, Blocker received 5A West All-Conference and All-State honors. He’s a 6-foot-1 speedster with the ball and draws respect from coaches due to his vision, playmaking ability and how well he can get his teammates involved.
He’s a crafty scorer that can score on any level when needed.