Thursday, September 28, 2017

Reading Product Is Sleeper On Recruiting Market

Armed to the teeth with weapons such as a consistent shot, a flourishing above the rim game, and an advanced defensive mentality, Tyrone Nesby IV has exemplified promise.

Possessing capable size for an off guard and immeasurable intangibles such as coach-ability, focus and attention to detail, Nesby figures to be a central backcourt piece for Scotland Campus Sports this season.

The Reading, Pa. native, who will play a post-graduate year at the second-year program, is flushed into a leadership role for a group that still has a lot to prove.

A battle-tested savvy and IQ are attributes which give the 6-foot-5, 185-pound Nesby IV as a layer of veteran experience. He’s displayed an aggressive nature as a scorer, a willingness to initiate and ignite.

 Built on floor-spreading shooting, a high-motor and constant adrenaline flow, Nesby has shown an intriguing upside during the early phases of his post graduate season. 

He’s a guy who can explode for that pulsating, momentum-rolling dunk through traffic to spark his team.

This explosive element to Nesby’s game, a factor which fends off any tinges of stagnant play at the prep level, has allowed Nesby IV to gain interest from programs such as Weber State, Towson, and Utah State.

It is currently a short list of potential NCAA suitors, an aspect which an additional year of showcase events and an exposure-heavy environment should likely change.

Nesby IV's old man could play a bit, too. You may remember Tyrone Nesby as a small forward for the Los Angeles Clippers and later on the Washington Wizards, during Michael Jordan’s historic return following a multi-year hiatus.

Nesby Sr. averaged 10.1 points per game for the Clippers as an undrafted, largely unknown rookie who arose from the CBA with swagger and a sheer workmanlike toughness. These components are all an embodiment of the physical game that defined the 1990s NBA era.

An All-WAC performer during a two-year stay at UNLV, Nesby scored 1,050 points in two seasons.

The 6-foot-6, 225-pound forward led the Rebels in scoring back-to-back years (averaging 16.5 and 15.8 PPG, respectively), leading the Rebels to a 42-23 record and a berth in both the NCAA tournament and the NIT those two years.