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Four-star forward Tyrell Ward down to final 3, will announce Saturday
By ADAM ZAGORIA
Former Xavier commit Tyrell Ward is down to a final three schools and will announce his college choice on Saturday at 4 p.m., he announced on social media.
Ranked the No. 11 small forward in the Class of 2022, the 6-foot-7 Ward is down to Georgetown, LSU and Virginia Tech.
The former DeMatha Catholic (MD) star initially committed to Xavier last July and then decommitted in the wake of the coaching change that saw Travis Steele get fired and replaced by Sean Miller.
Georgetown and LSU are both rebuilding their rosters after numerous players left or transferred out, and have a lot of playing time to offer.
Virginia Tech assistant Mike Jones is Ward’s former coach at DeMatha. The Hokies are also coming off winning the ACC Tournament last month.
Last summer Ward excelled at Peach Jam with Boo Williams, making the All-Peach Jam Second Team on ZAGSBLOG.
“Tyrell’s ceiling is as high as it gets,” DeMatha coach Pete Strickland said when he committed to Xavier. “He has excellent ball skills and quickness and combines that with a ‘compete every play’ mindset that truly separates him from his nightly match-up. Tyrell has also shown a unique ability to lead by both example and by encouragement.”
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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.