Tyler's team falls in ESPN2 showdown

Despite a strong performance from star 2010 Louisville commit Jeremy Tyler, San Deigo (CA) HS had a long night against Renardo Sidney and Fairfax, losing 86-47 in the Old Spice High School Showcase televised on ESPN2.

San Diego, playing without head coach Ken Roy and three key players – Terrence Boyd, Zech Smith and LaBradford Franklin, was no match for Sidney and No. 19 Fairfax. San Diego's young guards struggled against Fairfax' pressure and committed numerous turnovers for the game.

Tyler, who came in averaging better than 30 points, finished with 27 points, 11 rebounds, 3 blocks and an assist. Tyler made 11 of 24 shots from the field before fouling out with three minutes left in the game. Tyler also made 5 of 12 from the free throw line.

At 6-foot-11, 245-pounds, Tyler did most of his scoring in the paint. Tyler had six thunderous dunks of the ‘bring the goal down' variety. Blessed with a 7'5 wingspan, Tyler proved virtually unstoppable around the basket, but settled for too many questionable outside shots in the first half. His spin move past Sidney for a dunk in the second half might have been his highlight for the game.

Sidney, Scout.com's No. 5-ranked prospect nationally, finished with 29 points and 11 rebounds. He's considering UCLA, USC, Arizona State, Mississippi State, Virginia and Memphis.

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