Tyrell Biggs is a standout baller from Ramsey, New Jersey. The 6'8" power forward finished up his junior campaign strong by averaging a double-double with 17.5 points and 10 rebounds per night at Don Bosco High School.
His school squad finished second in state after falling by a point in the championship game. Now it's time for the off season and while NBA guys may go partying, golfing, or fishing, Biggs has some other plans for his free time. "Right now I'm running and lifting", said Biggs whose placing a priority on getting stronger before his college days.
This summer, Biggs will play AAU ball for Riverside Church. Another high profile guy on the big man's summer team is Jonathan Mitchell a 6'6" wing player from Mt. Vernon High School in New York. However, that's not the only thing Biggs could be doing this summer that’s basketball-related, as he's considering taking some official visits in the next few months.
Biggs is currently receiving the most attention from Connecticut, Maryland, Villanova, Miami, and Virginia. Those are all East Coast schools, and that's probably not a coincidence. The power forward indicated he currently would like to stay somewhat close to New Jersey. "Yes, it feels comfortable (on playing on the East Coast), and I would like to get a chance to see my family. Also, I want them to see me play basketball."
UConn is definitely in the picture, Biggs explains why. "They're a real strong program. Plus the location says a lot, and I think they're going to win the national championship."
Maryland is a major player for the New Jersey native as well. "I like them. The location is real good because I want to stay on the East Coast, and I've seen a lot of good big men come out of that school."
Biggs seemed interested in Miami as well, perhaps the Hurricanes are the sleeper at this time. "Miami interests me because I've heard a lot about their new gym and weight facilities. They are up there."
Kansas was initially in the mix with Biggs. As of right now, that doesn't seem like much of a possibility due to location. "I can't count them out because they are a real good school. I could change my mind on the location thing in the future." Biggs indicated that he is still receiving mail from the Jayhawks, but the big man has not been in touch with the coaching staff recently. "I'm not sure if they've called, I haven't talked with them lately."