Grafton senior Scotty Tyler has committed to Idaho State this weekend on a basketball scholarship.
— Mark Miller (@WisBBYearbook) September 10, 2012
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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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. ;)ReplyDelete
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.
Guh, not sure where my mind was!! I updated to put the right team name there :)ReplyDelete
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!