Tyrone Shelley, the 6-foot-6, 190-pound small forward from San Diego, Calif., is quietly becoming one of the most talked about recruits in the class of 2007. After a sensational sophomore season at Crawford High School, some of the nation's most elite college basketball programs are beginning to show a high amount of interest in Shelley.
"Arizona has been out to see Tyrone three times," said Crawford High School Head Coach Terry Tucker. "Boston College and Minnesota have been down as well. Tyrone and I have not specifically talked about what schools to officially visit, but I can tell you that he will take all five official visits.
"In order for Tyrone to make the best decision possible about his future, I think that it would be best for him to take all five visits," he added. "I have been through the recruiting process before, so I want to make sure that Tyrone takes his time with the decision."
During his sophomore year at Crawford High School, Shelley averaged 29.0 points, 13.0 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 4.0 blocks per game. Because of his rare ability to dominate the game in a variety of ways, Shelley is currently receiving a high amount of interest from the likes of Arizona, Boston College, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, San Diego State, UCLA, Virginia and others.
The 6-foot-6 small forward has received scholarship offers from Arizona, Boston College, Minnesota and San Diego State.
"I would think that more schools will become interested in Tyrone after watching him play this summer," said Tucker. "He will spend the summer traveling with "H-Squad" and coaches will have plenty of opportunities to watch him play.
"I know that Tyrone is going to keep all of his options open," he added. "He is going to take some visits in the fall, become more familiar with the schools that he likes and will then make a decision after that."