Tyrone Nelson, a long 6-9, 205 pound power forward from Hempstead H.S. in Hempstead, Tex., played this past weekend at the Three Stripes tournament. He wasn't dominant on the offensive side and for the most part his team struggled in the deeply talented field.
But Nelson did have a good spring and there are several programs he told us that are of interest to him. 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. He will need to increase his upper body strength at the high Division I level to be able to score consistently on the college level. He does have 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.