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Introducing three-star forward Jaylon Tyson

In the coming weeks, we will be looking at several under-the-radar prospects that were primed to use the travel circuit to boost their recruiting stock this summer. Now, with grassroots basketball on hold as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, these prospects may not get the exposure in the coming months as they would have otherwise.

Today, we start with Jaylon Tyson.

2020 Rankings: Rivals150 | Team | Position

2021 Rankings: Rivals150 | Position

2022 Rankings: Top 75


WHO IS HE?

Tyson, without a doubt, would have seen his recruitment take off this spring. Slated to run with the Woodz Elite program on the Nike EYBL circuit, the three-star prospect is just the type of prospect that, typically, has taken off thanks to the swoosh platform.

A 6-foot-6 small forward, Tyson is most respected for his versatility as he can slide up or down a position. Beyond that, he is a quality athlete at the basket and most comfortable knocking down shots to the perimeter.

Tyson averaged close to 24 points, six rebounds and two assists in his junior season this past winter and comes from a strong pedigree as his father played football at Florida A&M.

RECRUITING SNAPSHOT

Tyson is undoubtedly a high-major recruit and his offer list reflects that status. He told Rivals.com that Texas Tech has arguably invested the most into his recruitment at this stage.

He is nowhere near making his commitment and his offer list includes Oklahoma, SMU, TCU, Texas A&M and Texas Tech. He has also already visited each of those campuses outside of Texas A&M, and took an unofficial visit to Texas earlier in the year.

Creighton, Richmond and USC have also shown interest.

WHY I LIKE HIM

No one can predict the future in these murky times but Tyson will be someone that the high-majors in-state and around the region pursue heavily. He is a giant shot maker, which is exactly why I am so confident that he would have been a major breakout prospect during the April live periods.

Tyson’s tape, as seen below, gives enough evidence to tack three-stars next to his name and supports the argument that he could eventually earn a spot in the Rivals150 ranking.