Coaches on hand as Nash propels team to win

Tyrone Nash, playing in front of coaches representing Wake Forest, Marquette, Seton Hall, Kentucky, Pittsburgh, St. John's and others, hit a free throw in the final seconds to propel his team to a 52-51 victory in the Reebok East Summer Classic.

Tyrone Nash, a 6-foot-6 1/2 forward from Northfield Mount Hermon in Massachusetts, finished up his Reebok East Summer Classic event by helping his team win 52-51 on a free throw with six seconds left.

Nash went to the free throw line after driving to the basket against several bodies and being knocked to the floor. Nash laid on the ground in pain for about a minute. He eventually was able to get up but spent several seconds bent over as he tried to collect himself for two free throws with the game tied.

Tyrone's first free throw slid off the side of the rim. His second free throw hit the net cleanly. The win, against the New York Jaguars, helped the New Heights AAU program to a third place finish in their pool bracket.

Nash, who was being watched by several programs (among them were Wake Forest, Marquette, Seton Hall, Kentucky, Pittsburgh, and St. John's, has many offers on the table and a chance to play in the Fall if he wishes.

Tyrone said his recruiting status is the same. "I just need some time to think about it," he said.

Nash did walk with a noticeable limp. His status for the next event -- at Basketball City in Manhattan -- is up in the air.

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