Posted On: 11/13/15 7:45 PM

For Tyler Stevenson, the message was always clear: Studies come first.

“Ever since I was a little kid, it’s always been school before basketball,” said Stevenson, a 6-foot-2, 190-pound senior guard at Overland. “Before we could even go out and hoop or do anything, we had to finish our homework. Our mom was always on our butts. With our dad we could maybe sometimes get away with it, but our mom was on it. So that just became a habit.”

The message has been received loud and clear. Stevenson carries a 4.1 GPA at Overland, putting him in the top 10 percent of all students in his class at the large school.

That kind of success has spurned big dreams for Stevenson when it comes to his college future.

“I want to go to a more prestigious college for academics,” he said. “The Ivy League, I feel like, is kind of where I fit. I would have a great education to follow up with basketball, so I feel like that’s my goal.”

Stevenson said he has had light letter correspondence with Yale and Brown. And now that he’s proven himself academically, the senior is embracing the opportunity to show his

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