Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Ty-Shon Alexander, a 6-foot-4, 185-pound Class of 2017 shooting guard from Oak Hill Academy (VA), verbally committed to Creighton on Saturday.
“It fits my game,” he said of Creighton. “The school is fun and I like the staff a lot.”
Alexander said he also considered Clemson. Wake Forest and Virginia Tech also offered, while Virginia and N.C. State recruited Alexander but did not offer.
“He loved the coaching staff and style of play,” Jeff McInnis, Alexander’s AAU coach, told SNY.tv. “He is a great 3-pointer shooter and they shoot the three.”
Said Oak Hill coach Steve Smith: “He’s an off guard that can score the ball off the catch or the bounce. He’s an excellent 3-point shooter with a great pull-up game. He rebounds his position and is a good on-ball defender.”
He is Creighton’s first 2017 commit.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.