Sweet Day For New Yorker Tyrone Nash

Today was signing day for some high school players. And Tyrone Nash used his pen ...

With one swift movement on his National Letter of Intent, Tyrone Nash took a major step in his life to better himself both academically and athletically. Nash decided to challenge himself both on the court and in the classroom by signing his LOI with Notre Dame of the Big East Conference.

"The books and the ball, that's what it was all about for me," Nash said today after he signed his letter of intent.

Nash made his mark in the New York area by helping his team have a banner year last season at Lawrence-Woodmere Academy on Long Island. Nash, who came off a rough knee injury, gained respect in the New York area by working hard and improving his individual game.

Tyrone had opportunities to play even this season for many division one programs due to his progress on the court and his skillful abilities in the classroom. Even the powerful program of Kentucky offered Nash a chance this summer to play for the Wildcats this season. Nash, instead, opted for a year at Northfield Mount Hermon in Massachusetts.

"It was an honor to have all the schools interested in me," said Nash. "I was very fortunate."

Tyrone eventually settled on Notre Dame last month. "I felt Notre Dame was a young and upcoming team," Nash said. "They lost a lot of close games last season. Maybe I can help them when I get there."

Nash is a terrific kid too. He is the type of student/athlete head coaches dream about when they recruit high school players. For now, Tyrone is working on his game. "I am trying to work on my perimeter shooting," he said. "I spend everyday doing that."

Northfield plays in a very competitive conference and has a very tough schedule. So Nash will be able to polish more of his game against some players he is likely to face on the next level.

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