Tyrese Samuel

Class of 2018 forward Tyrese Samuel showed his major upside at the Metro Classic

UNION, NJ - Riverdale Baptist cruised home with an easy win at the Metro Classic, and a big reason for that was the play of junior forward Tyrese Samuel.

An under the radar but productive power forward in the 2018 class is Tyrese Samuel. An import from Canada, Samuel is thriving this year at Riverdale Baptist in Maryland, and he showed off his impressive skill at the Metro Classic.

“It has been a long year, and we have lost a few games, but we have tried to execute and get better throughout the year,” said Samuel of his junior year. “We are starting to play well as a team, and just getting better.”


He continued, “I am working on my strength and being more aggressive going to the basket.”

On the recruiting trail Samuel has flown a bit below the radar of most high-major programs, but he is beginning to add interest.

Virginia Tech, Towson, Temple, and George Mason are the schools I’ve heard from the most,” noted Samuel.

While at this point no school has offered, Virginia Tech was in attendance to watch Samuel on Saturday, and he is impressed with the program in Blacksburg.

“It is a really big program that does well in the ACC,” said Samuel of Virginia Tech. “I don’t know a ton else about them really, but it is a good program.”

For now Samuel seems in no hurry to make a college decision, and is content to play out the spring and summer on the AAU circuit with Brookwood Elite.

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