The No. 67 ranked player in the class of 2007 Tyrone Shelley has size, athleticism, the ability to defend and rebound and a developing offensive skill package. These attributes have a host of high-majors in pursuit of the 6-foot-6, 190-pound small forward from Crawford High School in San Diego, Calif.
According to Shelley's high school coach Terry Tucker Arizona, UCLA, California, Washington, Arizona State, USC, Connecticut, Illinois, Minnesota, Kansas, Boston College, Oklahoma State, Iowa State and Kentucky are all actively recruiting Shelley. In fact, Tucker claims every school but Kentucky has offered Shelley.
"Tyrone doesn't have any leaders out of the list, and he is open to other schools," said Tucker. "He plans on narrowing his list down in the spring."
Having averaged 29 points, 13 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 4 blocks per game as a sophomore, Shelley is working to improve his perimeter offensive skills and not just rely on his superior athleticism at the high school level.
"Tyrone has an all around game," said Tucker. "His biggest weakness is his perimeter game. But he is really working hard to be more consistent from the outside."
Tyrone Shelley scouting report:
A strong and versatile defender who can go and get a rebound, Shelley is an athletic forward developing his perimeter skills. In the process of improving his three-point shooting, Shelley also needs to sharpen his handling and passing skills.