"I am giving up football," he said. "It's really not in my mind right now, I'm just focusing on basketball. Basketball is my passion, the sport that I really love."
He's seen quite a bit of improvement in his game this summer.
"I really think my offensive and defensive awareness has improved, like my help side defensive," said the 6-6, 200-pounder. "I think my driving ability has improved and (the use of) my left hand has improved a lot."
One aspect of his game still needs some work, though.
"I still need to work on my ball-handling," said Twymond.
College coaches not only like his talent level and skill set but also the way he plays the game.
"The coaches have said they like the way I play, the passion and energy that I play with," said Twymond.
He talked about the colleges that are currently showing interest in him.
And several others have been sending him a steady stream of letters.
A couple of schools have jumped to the top spot.
"I really like Mississippi State and Tennessee," said Twymond. "I like watching other teams play but those are my two main schools."
Four other schools are also of interest to him.
"I like the way Missouri plays. I also like Baylor, Wake Forest and Florida State," said Twymond.
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