Tyrone Nash Torn

Tyrone Nash isn't sure what to do. He had made up his mind that prep school would be the destination in the fall, but after some high-majors have offered, the Lawrence Woodmere senior forward is still debating.

Tyrone Nash is still torn.

Prep school or college?

While his path was fairly clear a month or two ago, it's become muddled of late after schools like Notre Dame and Marquette have offered – and Wake Forest and Georgetown have become involved.

``I was dead set before," said the Lawrence Woodmere High (N.Y.) 6-foot-7, 215-pound senior forward. "Now I'm not sure."

Wake Forest and Georgetown are both slated to be in attendance for his game tonight.

``Certain schools say they may not have a scholarship this year, but they will have one next year if I go to prep school," Nash said. "Stanford is one of them."

Nash is a high basketball IQ guy who does a lot of different things. His whole recruitment – and even his game to some degree – is eerily similar to another New Yorker, Geoff McDermott, from a year ago.

``I don't have a distinct position," Nash said. "I'm interchangeable. Whatever you want, I can do it."

``I have a will to win," he added. "If you put me out there, I'll give you my "A" game."

However, the lefty admits that he needs to work on the consistency of his outside shot – and also his ballhandling skills.

Nash is averaging 18 points, 15 boards, 5 assists and 4 blocks this season for an 18-3 Lawrence Woodmere squad. He played with the Long Island Lightning in the summer and could give the circuit one more go-around if he elects to go to prep school.

Nash feels that he may need another year of exposure since he lost one after his sophomore season, when he dislocated his left kneecap on New Year's Eve coming down with a rebound.

``A tried to come back for that summer, but I wasn't ready," Nash said.

The 17-year-old, who boasts a 3.8 GPA, led Lawrence Woodmere to the state title last season before losing to St. Anthony's in the NY State Federation semifinals.

For now, he's focused on the postseason – but soon thereafter Nash will have a decision to make.


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