Tag:Jeremy Tyler
Posted on: April 22, 2009 9:55 pm
Edited on: April 22, 2009 10:33 pm
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Class of 2010 standout headed to Europe

Jeremy Tyler isn't just skipping college.

He's skipping his senior year of high school, too.

“This is what I want to do,” Tyler, a Class of 2010 star, told the New York Times on Wednesday while announcing his intention to play professionally in Europe next season. “It will help me get better and grow up.”

Tyler, 17, was committed to play at Louisville in 2010-2011. But now the 6-11 center is set to spend the next two years in Europe (Spain, perhaps) developing and earning an expected six-figure salary before entering the NBA Draft in 2011, which seems to be the first year Tyler would be eligible to be selected because of the NBA's controversial age-limit rule. Assuming he follows through on his announcement, Tyler will become the first American-born player to leave high school early to play professionally overseas. He'll be the second high-profile prospect to choose Europe in as many years -- joining Arizona signee Brandon Jennings, who just completed a season in Italy in which he reportedly made $1.2 million thanks to a basketball contract and endorsement deal.

Scout.com rates Tyler as the seventh-best prospect in the Class of 2010.

Category: NCAAB
Posted on: October 11, 2008 8:03 pm
 

Louisville lands elite prospect from California

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- As proof that recruiting news can come at anytime, a source has confirmed to CBSSports.com that Louisville earned a commitment from Class of 2010 star Jeremy Tyler on Saturday.

The 6-foot-9 center from San Diego is rated as one of the nation's top 10 juniors by both Scout.com and Rivals.com. What his commitment means is that the Cardinals should be set up front for the foreseeable future provided freshman Samardo Samuels stays at least through his sophomore season. That's possible, I guess. But it will ultimately depend on how Louisville's season progresses and what kind of contribution is provided by Samuels, who is the best incoming freshman in the country, according to Scout.com.

Posted on: September 12, 2008 1:52 pm
Edited on: September 12, 2008 2:13 pm
 

USC set for huge hoops recruiting weekend

It's a big football weekend at Southern California.

Perhaps you've heard.

But it's worth noting that Tim Floyd, Bob Cantu and the rest of the USC basketball staff will also have a lot at stake over the next 48 hours as the Trojans host what could be the best group of recruits to visit a campus at one time in the history of the sport. There is no way to prove that statement, of course. But if you know of a school that has ever produced a more significant list of visitors feel free to shoot me a note and let me know

Anyway here's a list of basketball prospects expected to be at USC-Ohio State game.

(Class ranking, if available, in parenthesis)

-- 2009 --

  • Renardo Sidney (ranked fifth by Scout.com)
  • Kenny Boynton (ranked eighth by Scout.com)
  • Jordan Hamilton (ranked 13th by Scout.com)
  • Tyler Honeycutt (ranked 21st by Scout.com)
  • Noel Johnson (ranked 58th by Scout.com)
  • Terrence Boyd (ranked 82nd by Scout.com)
  • Shaunessy Smith
  • Derrick Williams

-- 2010 --

  • Josh Smith (ranked fourth by Scout.com)
  • Jeremy Tyler (ranked seventh by Scout.com)
  • Anthony Brown (ranked 51st by Scout.com)
  • Gary Franklin

-- 2011 --

  • Kyle Caudill

Add it up, and that's nine prospects ranked in the Top 85 of their respective classes -- including five Top 15 guys --  expected to be on campus in either an official or unoffical capacity -- plus Caudill, who is considered one of the better sophomores in the nation (it's just that Scout.com and Rivals.com only rank sophomores through the Top 10, and he's not in that group). So, like I said, this is a huge weekend for USC basketball. And with that, let's get back to the Beanie Wells Watch, can we?

 
 
 
 
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