Alex Tyus, the No. 36 ranked player in the class of 2007, was looking forward to getting some much needed rest during his Holiday break, but that has not happed so far. The 6-foot-8, 210-pound combo forward from Harmony Community School took an unofficial visit to Kansas on Monday night and is looking forward to taking an unofficial visit to Illinois on Wednesday.
"My visit to Kansas went very well and I liked how they had everything setup," said Tyus. "My dad, mom and I drove up a couple of hours before the game and they showed us around the campus and gave us a tour. My family and I were able to meet with some facility members and some academic advisors.
"I was really impressed with how the University of Kansas does a great job with graduating all of their players," he added. "Each player is given a tutor and has a lot of help academically, which is important to me. I know that if I decide to attend Kansas, they will keep me on the right track and make sure that I graduate."
There is no doubt that Tyus is going to be faced with a difficult decision when it comes time for him to make a decision about his future.
Aside from Kansas, the No. 36 ranked player in the class is also receiving a heavy amount of interest from the likes of Arizona, Illinois, Texas, Washington, Miami-FL, Missouri, North Carolina, Syracuse and Tennessee.
"Arizona, Illinois, Kansas, Texas, and Washington are the schools that I really like right now," said Tyus. "I am actually taking an unofficial visit to Illinois on Wednesday. I am going to watch them play against Missouri. I am really looking forward to watching Illinois play during the visit."
So far this year, Harmony Community School has an overall record of 14-2. Tyus is currently averaging 16-points and nine rebounds per game.
Alex Tyus Scouting Report: With a reach of 8-foot-10 and loads of athletic ability, Tyus is not really an undersized power forward, and he does have the ability to put the ball on the floor like a small forward and to guard on the perimeter. His high release jumper only extends to the free throw line, however. -Jerry Meyer