Posted On: 07/12/21 3:51 PM
During the course of the June live period we saw a plethora of prospects catch the attention of college coaches from all levels. 2022 John Carroll guard Tyson Commander Tyson Commander 6'4" | SG The John Carroll School | 2022 State #199 Nation MD used the stage to prove that he was much more than just a shooter.
“I feel like I played solid,” Commander said on his June performance. “Scoring wise I was getting to the rim, but I was also finding my teammates. And then defensively, I was getting my hands in the passing lanes a lot, so that was good.”
Throughout his first two seasons at the high school level, Commander lit it up from deep especially in catch-ad-shoot scenarios. He built a reputation as a guy who could fill it up quickly and from well beyond the three-point line. The 6-foot-4 southpaw certainly still has that ability in his bag, but showcasing an improved all-around approach has helped secure confidence within coaching staffs who are tracking him.
“A lot of coaches have been impressed with the way that I was getting to the rim. A lot of coaches got on me because they heard I was a shooter, but once they saw me playing like that they really liked it.”
Commander has a newer school that has started to separate themselves at this point.
“Iona has been contacting me consistently. They saw me play at DMV Live and really liked my game. I’ve heard from Cincinnati as well. I don’t have any scheduled visits yet, but I definitely want to check out St. John’s, Xavier, Iona and Cincinnati.”
Commander fills a much different role for John Carroll than he does for Team Melo. As Peach Jam tips off tomorrow for Commander and his squad, there are portions of his game that he has noticed growth in and will continue to focus on going forward.
“I’m really working on playing more on the ball. I’ll be on the ball a lot more for John Carroll, so just being better overall at that. I’m also trying to transform my body so that when I go to college, it won’t be as big of an adjustment.”
As far as a timeline, Commander preferred to be committed before his senior season began, but is now willing to be patient and see what all comes to fruition for him for the remainder of the summer and the fall.
Commander ranks as the No. 8 overall player in our MD/DC player rankings and the No. 1 ranked shooting guard.
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