Tyrell Biggs Chooses School

Tyrell Biggs was all set to visit a couple more schools, but after this weekend he decided there was really no reason to string it out any longer. The New Jersey big man got it over with on Friday.

When Tyrell Biggs wasn't playing up to par during the summer, schools began to drop off. Duke. Then Maryland.

One school, Pittsburgh, stayed true – and the Panthers reaped the benefits when the 6-7 ½, 260-pound senior from Don Bosco Prep (N.J.) committed to Jamie Dixon's program on Friday morning.

``They stayed with me, even during the Peach Jam, which was my worst tournament," Biggs said. "When others fell off."

``There was one tournament, and one game, in particular," added Biggs' father, Benny Everheart. "Coach Barry (Rohrssen) was at the gym for an 8 a.m. game and that really stood out. Everywhere he went all summer, he saw Barry. We always talked about going somewhere that they value you because they'll help you grow."

Biggs averaged 20 points and 11 boards as a junior. He can score in the low post and is also versatile enough to step out and knock down the mid-range jumper. Biggs also has good footwork and passes it well, but he'll need to get his body in better shape before he gets to college.

``I'm a lot better than I showed at the Peach Jam," Biggs said.

At the end, Biggs considered Villanova and Miami – but decided he didn't need to take a visit to either school.

``He just felt comfortable with the coaches, the team and the players," Everheart said. "He liked the direction the program is going and liked the academic resources. All the ingredients were there." ``Everything is a lot smoother now that I made my decision," Biggs added. "Now I have nothing to worry about anymore."

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