Super 60 Takeout: Alonzo Tyson

Skinny power forwards have a place in the college game, and Tyson's prominence has becoming increasingly evident as he approaches his rising senior summer.

Fayetteville (N.C.) Trinity Christian became a marquee attraction this past season, based primarily on exploits authored by Junior Smith and Kwe Parker. And yet, Alonzo Tyson also notched some memorable moments of his own.

Tyson emerged as one of those players whom fans may not recall by name, but he became "that athletic big guy" people noted for his dunks and blocks alongside the more dynamic talents of the team's guards. There's no question he benefited from the fact that Trinity Christian's opponents devoted so much attention to their backcourt, but in equal measure Tyson commanded attention to himself.

Not a classical post scorer and not a modern face-up forward, Tyson slots best as an athletic tweener. He's a slender tweener at that, and certainly college coaches evaluating him in the next few months must determine whether that type of player fits their system.

But those guys definitely do fit certain systems. Coaches who prefer to play uptempo or emphasize defensive pressure may view Tyson as a valuable utility defender, rebounder and shotblocker. No one will dispute his ability to quickly explode for dunks, and his hands are reasonably good to catch passes in traffic.

He'd likely be less effective in structure or for systems that require offensive skill from the power forward position. Tyson reportedly holds an offer from High Point, and he should be able to attract additional invitations following the spring and summer live periods on the travel circuit.

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