North's Greathouse Is Versatile

Tyler Greathouse (6'9", 200 lbs) of Columbus (IN) North High has got off to a great start to the season. The class of 2010 post has set a goal of winning the sectional title for North for the first time in 13 years.

Tyler Greathouse (6'9", 200 lbs) of Columbus (IN) North High has got off to a great start to the season. The class of 2011 post has set a goal of winning the sectional title for North for the first time in 13 years.

In his first three games this season, Greathouse is averaging 12 points and 8 rebounds. He is shooting 47% from beyond the arc

Next summer, Greathouse will play with Jim Reamer's Spiece Select AAU team. Greathouse's AAU teammates include other Miami RedHawk 2011 recruiting targets from the Hoosier state: 6'5" SF Zac VanDeWater (S. Whitley Whitko H.S.), 6'5" 2G Kendall Griffin (Avon H.S.) and 6'8" PF Justin Gant (Terra Haute North H.S.).

Greathouse currently holds scholarship offers from Creighton, Toledo, UW-Milwaukee, and IPFW. Greathouse mentioned Miami-OH, Ball State, Butler, Richmond, Evansville, Wright State, Western Michigan, Yale, and Illinois State are also showing interest.

Per his father Mike Greathouse, he also holds offers from Indiana Wesleyan and Olivet Nazarene University

Greathouse has made unofficial visits to Miami, Ball State, Evansville, UWM, and IPFW. Over the Christmas holiday break, he intends on taking in games at Wright State, Butler, and Evansville.

Greathouse is a looking for a school that has "coaches I can get along with, good sports programs, and high academics." Greathouse said it would also be nice to play closer to home where his family can come and watch him play.

Academically, Greathouse has a 3.9 GPA and he is taking the ACT in January. He is leaning toward majoring in business with a focus in accounting. He has no time table for making a college decision and says he is "just looking for the best school right now."

On his visit to Miami, he toured the new business school and much of the campus. Greathouse said of his visit, "The campus is really nice. I liked the way the campus is set up. I like the gym (Millett Hall), the locker room, and the coaches." Greathouse has spoken mostly with Miami assistant Ryan Pedon. Greathouse was also in attendance on December 13th for Miami's 56-55 home victory over a solid Wright State squad.

Greathouse was impressed on his visit to Ball State as well. He stated he liked BSU's "campus and coaches."

Greathouse says he is comparable to NBA's Dirk Nowitzki. Greathouse explained, "I have been playing basketball since I could walk. I play both outside and inside and can shoot from the three point line." Greathouse says his greatest area of improvement is strength. Although he plays the center spot in high school, Greathouse says in college he is expecting to play the 3 and 4 positions.

Outside of basketball, Greathouse says he is actively involved in his church youth group.

Stay tuned to RedHawk Insider as we follow Tyler Greathouse in the future.

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