2017 Intro: TyShon Alexander

Headed into the weekend's N.C. Top 80, I had a checklist handy for the freshmen and sophomores I'd planned to watch very closely.

TyShon Alexander actually wasn't one of those guys, but he should have been and he earned my attention very quickly. The 6-4 shooting guard already is explosive even by the standards of a high school senior, using a one-footed leap to rise and throw down in transition.

Time and time again, Alexander impressed most in the open floor. He possesses an extra gear of speed and leaping ability that suggest an easy future at the Division I level, the question now being how much he can develop in the coming years and how many scholarship offers he can attract.

He primarily played the role of finisher at the Top 80 during my viewings, but his handle also looked okay for a wing. He attempted only one jump shot that I saw and missed, so perhaps that's an area he can focus his skills work this spring and summer.

Alexander plays in a suburb of Charlotte and reportedly earned all-conference as a freshman. He also has big feet, which suggests he may not be finished growing. He's a talented transition scorer now at 6-4, so just imagine if he gets to 6-6 or 6-7.

His role will increase significantly next season for Concord. He played alongside William & Mary signee Connor Burchfield this year, and next year Alexander will have to carry a heavier portion of the offensive load. Based on his quick start, he'll likely prove up to it.


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