There were few players in the class of 2007 that had the kind of summer Alex Tyus had. 6-foot-8, 210-pound small forward from St. Louis is now taking the momentum from the AAU circuit to Harmony Prep in Cincinnati, Ohio. The four-star prospect was one of the top players at the NEAA NIT event in Atlanta last week.
Tyus, the No. 36 ranked player in the class of 2006, reclassified to the 2007 class when he moved to Ohio to attend Harmony Prep. Mix the extra year and a continually improving game, Tyus is hoping to make a splash this season.
"I had a good summer. Mainly I'm just trying to take what I did and continue to get better and get stronger. Lately I've been working with the weights and working on my conditioning. I'm trying to take what I did this summer and trying to make my teammates better here at Harmony."
In Harmony Prep's Loyola Marymount style of basketball, Tyus has been able to show off his athleticism in the transition offense. He's improving as a rebounder and showed off his ability to run the pick and roll to perfection for a number of his scores last week.
On the recruiting front, Tyus has a number of high-majors chasing him this season.
"The two hardest schools recruiting me are Arizona and Kansas," Tyus said. "They've been the ones really coming the hardest."
Tyus said the two national powers have offered while Miami, Texas, Washington and North Carolina are all in the picture, too. One high-major school is not on the list like they once were before.
"I haven't heard too much from Syracuse lately," Tyus said.
Tyus is looking forward to visiting Kansas "sometime this winter," he says. He accompanied his teammate Josh Tabb to Tennessee this fall. Tabb has since signed with the Vols. Tyus said he's in no rush to make a commitment.
"Pretty much play it out this season and I probably won't be making a decision until sometime after AAU," Tyus said.