The state of North Carolina is blessed with an overabundance of talent. In the North Carolina 2018 class, 60 plus players signed with D1 schools and another 40 plus signed to play at the D2, D3, NAIA or Juco level. Quite impressive numbers! This year, the 2019 class is on the same course to have 100 plus players continue to play at the collegiate level. In our unsigned senior spotlight, we want to take a closer look at 6’1 Nas Tyson of Forest Hills High School in Monroe, North Carolina, and is someone that we strongly feel is a scholarship-worthy player.
It can be challenging to pinpoint what exactly college coaches are looking for, especially when a guy like Tyson is still readily available and only holds offers from Hampton and Lenoir-Rhyne. He’s been among the most successful players at Forest Hills, losing just twelve games since enrolling as a freshman and being an impressive leader along the way. The game comes effortlessly to Tyson, who doesn’t need to possess overwhelming physical attributes in order to dominate both sides of the ball. He’s incredibly smart and does a tremendous job at conducting an efficient offense from the point guard position. Tyson has that patented Team Charlotte toughness and it’s fairly evident when he’s defending or looking to finish through contact. It’s almost impossible to find weaknesses within his skillset, which should make him very appealing for the next level.
We’ve seen Tyson with Forest Hills on countless occasions, but here’s what we said after our 2018 High School Jam Fest, “Throughout the day, no player was more impressive than Nas Tyson. He leads by example on this Forest Hills squad, and it starts with his unselfishness. Tyson is from the combo-guard mold, yet thrives at either position, on both ends of the floor. He possesses the combination of passing, shooting, and strength that other guards simply cannot match. His IQ is exceptionally high and he makes great decisions with the ball. Tyson frequently looks to create for others and has the necessary combination of vision and craftiness to shred defenses apart. That being said, he is a phenomenal three-level scorer with great efficiency. Tyson is a Division I guard, and it’s perplexing how he doesn’t have at least a handful of offers by now.” Tyson’s smooth, lead-by-example game can be overly subtle at times, but he’s a true winner and guy that an abundance of programs could utilize. Hopefully, these programs realize that he’s a phenomenal prospect who deserves his chance at the Division I level.
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