As first reported to Cajun Redzone members by Contributor Josh Parrott Thursday night, Florida Air’s Josh Soto was to visit UL the campus this past weekend and meet with the staff and current athletes in the program. According to Aubin Goporo, the head coach of the Florida Air Falcons program Soto has signed a letter-of-intent with the Ragin’ Cajuns after the visit. Goporo was quoted in a Florida Today article written by Erika Esola, stating that the Cajuns were getting a good shooter.
“Louisiana-Lafayette is getting a great player, a great shooter and a great kid,” said Aubin Goporo, head coach of the Falcons.”
Soto, a 6-foot-5, 210-pound native of Puerto Rico, was Brevard County’s second-leading scorer as a senior after averaging about 20 points per game and was in the top five in rebounding at about six per game. The county’s top scorer was Soto’s teammate and roommate, Texas-bound shooting guard Ioannis Papapetrou.
In addition to his scoring prowess, Soto shot over 40 percent from 3-point range and was selected to Florida Today’s All-Space Coast second team as Florida Air Academy (22-4) advanced to the regional quarterfinals of the FHSAA Class 3A playoffs.
In December, Soto poured in a career-high 33 points against Miami’s Westwood Christian Day School and made the all-tournament team at the Mount Vernon Holiday Tournament in Virginia.
Coach Goporo commented about Josh Soto’s play on the court and character in Josh Parrott’s article posted Friday morning on the Cajun Redzone.
“Josh is a pure shooter and a shooting guard who can play inside and outside,” Florida Air Academy coach Aubin Goporo said. “He reads screens very well and knows how to make shots. We run plays for him to get it and shoot it.”
SourceHoops.com rates Soto as Florida’s No. 69 Class of 2012 recruit, and FloridaHoops.com has him as the No. 71 overall prospect in the state and No. 19 shooting guard.
“He could have scored more for us this year, but Ioannis is a 6-8 shooting guard who signed with Texas and rarely goes inside,” Goporo said. “Josh has some good post moves and is a better rebounder, so sometimes we put him inside. That limited some of his scoring opportunities, but that’s the sacrifice he made to make us a better team.”
According to Goporo, Soto is being recruited by a number of schools. He recently visited Jacksonville University and is set to visit College of Charleston next weekend. Fairfield, Richmond and Niagara are also in the mix for his services.
The signing of Josh Soto now gives the UL Basketball program five signees in the 2012 Class.
UL 2012 Class
Josh Soto 6-5, 210 2G/Wing …. Florida Air Academy, Melbourne, Florida
Matt Moss 6-9, 245 PF/C…. Charis Prep Academy, North Carolina
Kasey Shepherd 6-3, 165 PG…. Dekaney High, Houston, Texas
Alex Andrews 6-5, 185 2G…. Amos P. Godby High, Tallahassee, Florida
Steven Wronkoski 6-5, 185 2G/Wing…. St. Thomas Aquinas High, Hammond, Louisiana