New Yorker Has Big Plans Down South

Scout.com's East Coast recruiting expert Mike Sullivan states that a New York big man is trying to make strides in his game down South ...

Tyquan Stroman is not unlike some New Yorkers who grow up and compete almost everyday with a basketball in their hands. Stroman, who made a decent name for himself at Poughkeepsie High School in New York, decided to try and strengthen his game down South.

Scout.com's Brian Towey recently reported that Stroman is now at Genesis One Christian School in Mendenhall, Mississippi.

Stroman, a 6-foot-5, 175 pound small forward, is a player that decided to head to Genesis due to the style of play of head coach Victor Evans, who does a solid job of helping players work on their overall games.

Here is Brian Towey's Scouting Report: A spindly, athletic wing, Stroman has a toughness that belies his thin frame. he showed the ability to shoot the ball off the bounce and create his shot, as well as get up and go. His jumper isn't the most aesthetically pleasing but has improved. (Towey watched Stroman compete out in Las Vegas during the summer).

His former coach, Brian Laffin weighs in on Stroman's potential: He had received Division I interest as a wide receiver on the gridiron in high school, but decided to focus his energies on basketball. "Tyquan is extremely athletic," said Laffin. "He's a hard-nosed player who comes to compete nightly. His strongest point is his ability to score in transition. He can really get out and run."

Schools of interest: Southern Mississippi, DePaul, Ole Miss, Rhode Island, Siena, Southern, and Arkansas-Little Rock.


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