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Posted On: 06/14/18 11:41 AM
One of the state’s most underrated guards, Rockhurst 2019 Tyler Nelson is putting together a strong spring running with the upstart KC Spurs and has seen that success carry over to the June slate with his high school team.
A 6’2 slasher who moves well without the ball, Nelson is at his best attacking the basket, but can also shoot from the perimeter if given space.
Nelson was a big part of a talented Rockhurst team that advanced to the Class 5 quarterfinals where they eventually lost to KC rival Liberty. Nelson was the team’s second leading scorer after NCAA Division II 2018 recruit Xavier Rhodes.
“I believe that on my team my role was to score and guard the opposing teams best player,” Nelson says. “I finished on the all district team and all tournament team from the Liberty Tournament.”
Nelson says the team is putting together a strong June as they return several key players and are adding a few new faces as well.
“We are just trying to get back used to playing with each other and we added a few new players so I think its going good,” he says. “I hope to grow at a better leader and to help the young guys learn what to do and how the system works and to get prepared for a big upcoming season.”
Nelson says he is spending the offseason focused on improving his strength, quickness and mid-range game.
“I feel like if if I can get a mid range it will just make me a set scorer,” Nelson said. “And my quickness just to be able to pressure the person I’m guarding a lot more.”