Estan Tyler Gets Recruiting Attention

Estan Tyler, a 6-foot junior point guard from St. Paul (MN) Johnson, is one of the state's best floor generals. He has helped lead the Governors to a 23-0 mark and is the team's only double figure scorer on one of the state's deepest and most balanced teams. GoldenSports.Net caught up with Tyler after their 100-41 win over Richfield to learn the latest on his recruitment.

Estan Tyler is averaging 14.3 points per game this season and has scored in double figures in 17 of 22 games this year. They have had only one game with less than a twelve-point margin in 2010, a stretch of 13 games.

The Governors are ranked #1 in Class AAA and defeated defending Class AAAA champion Hopkins in the championship game of the Best Buy Holiday Classic 86-78, snapping the Royals' 38 game-winning streak and making them arguable the top team in the state regardless of class.

Tyler attended the Minnesota game versus Wisconsin last Thursday and GoldenSports.Net asked him what he is hearing from the Gophers.

"I am not talking to them that much, but they were excited to see me when I came to the game."

Johnson has been dominating teams this season, winning by an average of 30 points per game. Tyler said that the team is working hard to stay on course, despite playing against teams in a down St. Paul City Conference.

"We just try to stay away from bad habits. After you start winning a lot of games, you start losing focus. We are trying to stat away from bad habits and try to focus on what we need to do."

Tayler told GoldenSports.Net in December after defeating Hopkins that would perhaps give the team the respect that that are lacking from being a Class AAA and St. Paul school.

"We know that we are good. We always have something to prove. We don't get the recognition that all the schools get, so we had something to prove when we came out. I think that it is a combination (of being A Class AAA school and a St. Paul team) , but the big thing is that we are inter-city. East side team. I don't think that we got it. We had to take it. I think that we have got a lot of respect now."

Tyler, who also has a scholarship offer from Northern Iowa, said that he is hearing from several other schools.

"Wisconsin, Iowa, Iowa State, Wichita State and Colorado State."

Tyler said that he is working hard to improve himself as an all-around player.

"Everything. Everything I can. Shooting, passing, dribbling, defense. Defense is the big thing. If you have defense, everything else comes. I am trying to work on my explosiveness, get quicker and stronger. My strengths are that I think that I can score. I can make opportunities for everyone on the court and make my teammates better."

Tyler has played with the 43 Hoops AAU program the past year and will be playing at the 17-and-under level this spring and summer. Tyler has high expectations for his AAU team.

"We expect to do exactly what we have been doing the past couple years now. Not losing too much. Winning every tournament. Competiting at the highest level."

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