Faced with a late summer offer from Kentucky, Tyrone Nash of Woodmere, N.Y., opted instead to reclassify to 2007 and attend Mount Hermon High School in Northfield, Mass. Next year the 6-foot-6, 210-pound combo forward is headed to the Big East.
Still considering Kentucky and also St. John's, Nash has opted for the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame.
"Tyrone wants a great academic, basketball and social experience in college," said Mount Hermon assistant coach John Carroll. "He was unwilling to sacrifice in either three of those categories, and he felt Notre Dame had the best total package to offer. He also understands how valuable a degree from Notre Dame can be after basketball."
A blossoming prospect who is in the process of growing into his game, Nash received rave reviews from Coach Carroll.
"His body is really transforming," said Carroll. "He has lost some weight and put on more muscle.
"He came here to cement himself as a high level perimeter player, and he's doing just that. He is a phenomenal passer and has improved his long range shooting. Any time he has the ball he is a threat. He's the type of player who you give the ball to late in the game and know he is going to create something positive."