Tyrone Nelson, a long 6-9, 205 pound power forward from Hempstead H.S. in Hempstead, Tex., has a number of high major programs looking at him this spring.
Speaking from this past weekend's Kingwood Classic in Texas, Nelson said he is interested in Maryland, Baylor, Oklahoma, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Connecticut, Houston, Alabama, Arkansas and Kentucky.
The Insiders Report/Rivalshoops.com first got a chance to see Nelson in action last summer at the Best of the Summer Tournament in Los Angeles, where he helped lead John Eurey's Houston Superstars program to a second place finish at the event.
Nelson is an excellent scorer around the basket, but at this past weekend's Kingwood Classic in Kingwood, Tex., he was physically overmatched in a head to head battle with the St. Louis Eagles' Kalen Grimes. Therefore, he will significantly need to increase his upper body strength at the high Division I level. That said, he has many of the necessary tools to be an excellent power forward at the college level.
A live body with bouncy athleticism, Nelson averaged 29 points, 18 rebounds and five blocks per game as a junior at Hempstead H.S. He said he has a 3.2 GPA but has yet to take the SAT or ACT test.
Nelson has been invited to the adidas ABCD Camp in July, and will tour the spring and summer circuits with the Superstars.
We will keep you posted on his recruitment in the coming weeks and months, so stay tuned.