Dayton men’s basketball adds guard to high-ranking 2021 recruiting class

If UD Arena is full by the 2021-22 season, fans will be able to witness perhaps the greatest recruiting class in Dayton Flyers history start their collegiate journey. Photo courtesy of Flyer News.

Peter Burtnett
Sports Editor

The commitment of Lynn Greer III on Monday to the Dayton Flyers adds to a recruiting class which already ranked in the top 25 of the 2021 rankings.

Greer, a 6-foot-2 point guard originally from Philadelphia, announced his commitment to UD with a post to his Twitter Monday morning.

https://twitter.com/Lynn_G3/status/1361330005008130066

Greer graduated from Roman Catholic High School in Philadelphia in 2020, and is currently spending a post-graduate year at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. 

During his time at Roman Catholic, Greer scored 1,392 career points, and now joins a recruiting class the likes of which haven’t been at UD. Greer ranks as the No. 222 overall recruit according to 247 Sports, and the No. 33 point guard in the country.

Greer also comes from a lineage of success, as his father (Lynn Greer II) scored 2,099 for Temple from 1997-2002 – ranking second in the Owls’ history – and played extensively in Europe before (and after, as recently as 2015) playing 41 games for the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2006-07 season. Grandfather (Lynn Greer Sr.) played college basketball at Virginia State was drafted by the Phoenix Suns in 1973. 

Now ranking No. 18 in 247 Sports’ 2021 recuiting class rankings, the class which Greer joins already includes four-star recruit DaRon Holmes, and fellow three-stars Kaleb Washington and Malachi Smith.