Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Scotty Tyler Commits to Idaho State

Lost in the hubbub of all the commitments last week was that 6'7'' forward Scotty Tyler will be playing his college ball at Idaho State.

An interesting tidbit on Tyler, is that Miller also reports that he picked Idaho State over an offer from Penn State. I read also that he had an official visit scheduled to Penn State later in the month, so obviously it's a nice little coup for Bill Evans and his staff.

Tyler averaged 14.1 ppg as a junior, and his school bio lists him as a "Long, skilled small forward who can stretch a defense with his ability to shoot from the perimeter." He will need to bulk up, but even his videos show his solid range.

Frankly, getting a commitment in the early signing period is a great step for Idaho State. As Bengals fans well know, they were almost notorious under head coach Joe O'Brien for needing a late summer recruit to fill out their roster. To get someone of Tyler's caliber at this stage in the recruiting process is a big step in the right direction for new head coach Bill Evans.

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  1. Vandals? I don't think the fans of the University of Idaho paid that much attention to Idaho State's Joe O'Brien and his lack of recruiting skills. ;)

    Seriously though, it does look like the type of recruit that ISU needs. He is a little raw, needs to bulk up, but could develop into a solid player.

    It sounds like he really impressed at the Penn State Elite camp.

  2. Guh, not sure where my mind was!! I updated to put the right team name there :)

    Good find on the Penn State camp notes... had an offer to him and was scheduled for a visit... sounds like they were very high on him!