"My rule was I wouldn't recruit a kid if he had grass in front of his house.
That's not my world. My world was a cracked sidewalk." —Al McGuire

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Recruiting Update: Tyrone Nash; Acker Transfer Confirmed

In today's article, Todd Rosiak confirms the Maurice Acker transfer and also drops the name Tyrone Nash as a potential recuit.

Tyrone Nash is a kid who was considering prep schools and mid-majors before the season started. As his senior season moved along, interest in Nash picked up - - he's now being recruited more heavily by Marquette, Providence, Notre Dame, Georgetown and St. John's according to Scout.com and NYHoops.com. He apparently is still considering the prep school route as well.

The 6'7", 205 pound Nash is an honors student out on Long Island at Lawrence Woodmere Academy. As a junior, he led his team to the NY State Federation Semifinal game, averaging 12 points, 12 rebounds, five assists and four blocks. Nash missed his sophomore season with a knee injury.

Nash had a terrific senior season. He was selected as the 2005-2006 Long Island POY by Long Island Basketball which says, "Unless you've seen him play, its hard to believe all the things the 6'8 Nash can do. He dominates in the low post. He knocks down jump shots with ease, and he brings the ball down court against the press."

NYHoops.com also named Nash as their Long Island POY, noting that he "was the most consistent threat on Long Island all season long. Nash led the Woodmere Tigers to a final record of 23-4 and a berth in the class “A” federation state championship game. Despite an 81-75 loss to Peekskill, Nash was still strong in defeat, scoring 16 points, grabbing 10 rebounds, and blocking 5 shots."

In this recap of LWA's loss in the Federation Title game, this report from the local Peekskill paper called Nash "the best player on the court".

Nash was recently named to regional roster for the upcoming the Jordan Classic All-Star Game, which will be played April 22 at Madison Square Garden.

Here is a quick profile of Nash from New NYHoops, which rates Nash as the 15th best senior in the NYC area this year. Here's a recap of one of Nash's strong performances from earlier this season, which includes a shot of him in action on the court.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nash is looking at prep schools. In fact, he visited Brewster Academy in NH today and will visit Worcester Academy in MA tomorrow morning.