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Player To Know: 2018 6'2 Tyson Hancock (Brookville HS, VA)

05/19/2017, 8:00am EDT
By Phenom Hoop Report/ Frank Bennett

Player: Tyson Hancock


Class: 2018

HT: 6’2, 167 pounds      

High School: Brookville High School, Lynchburg VA

Recruiting Update: Tyson has a ton of Division III interest especially among the Old Dominion Athletic Conference.  DII schools have inquired and are beginning to take notice.

AAU Club Name: Virginia Bullets AAU

Personal: Averaged 28 points, 7 rebounds per game for Brookville HS…Earned 1st team All Seminole District honors as a sophomore and a junior… Scored a career high 40 points on January 16, 2017 against Heritage High School surpassing his previous best of 37 points in a single game…Tyson’s father, Tyrone Hancock enjoyed a stellar high school basketball career scoring over 1,000 points for Appomattox County High School during the early 1990’s and earned Seminole District Player of the Year honors in 1994.  His father went on to play at Ferrum College and Macomb Junior College in Michigan.  

AAU Coach Evaluation: There are kids that can score, and there are kids that can score in bunches. Tyson Hancock is the latter. Tyson finished the high school season as one of the more prolific scorers in the state (28 PPG), including a 40-point 10 rebound performance against state contender Heritage High School.  That trend has continued during the spring as Tyson has recorded multiple 30+ point performances. Whether on-the-catch or off-the-dribble, Tyson is a deadly shooting option (24ppg in AAU). Also, despite his slender frame, Tyson is in constant pursuit of contact as he leads the team in rebounds (8rpg in AAU), and free throws made and attempted.  However, this summer Tyson has shown improvement in his ability to play the lead-guard position, and create scoring opportunities for others when defenses are locking in on him.  As the summer continues, look for Tyson to show progression in his ability to play and defend the point guard position at an elite level.  – Coach Kory Lovitt, Virginia Bullets AAU/Brookville HS Assistant Coach

Coach Frank says: Tyson is a high volume scorer; a pure shooter with a quick release and NBA range who also happens to possess explosive blow by quickness and the ability to score at all levels.  Tyson has excellent vision and solid ball handling skills and is capable of playing either guard position.  He can shoot it either off the catch and shoot or off the bounce where he has a soft touch and converts with good consistency.  Tyson is tough to guard because of his multi-level scoring capability and because of his crafty playmaking skills and great quickness.  He can get to the rim where he converts at a high level as he can score it or draw contact and get to the free throw line.  He keeps pressure on the defense as he attacks space very well off the bounce and because he moves well without the ball.  He is always moving and reading the defense and despite his prolific scoring reputation manages to get open.  He is a very good rebounder, a high motor player with a nose for the basketball.  Tyson is an elite athlete, a scrappy competitor who plays hard on every possession.  He is a very good on ball defender and his explosive quickness also allows him to be a threat out of help defense because he closes quickly on passes and picks off a lot of passes as a result of his quickness and defensive IQ.  Tyson is one of the state’s best scorers and should garner a lot of college interest this summer.

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