The state of North Carolina is blessed with an overabundance of talent. In the North Carolina 2018 class, 60 plus players signed with D1 schools and another 40 plus signed to play at the D2, D3, NAIA or Juco level. Quite impressive numbers! This year, the 2019 class is on the same course to have 100 plus players continue to play at the collegiate level. In our unsigned senior spotlight, we want to take a closer look at 6’3 Tyler Dearman of Southern Guilford in Greensboro, North Carolina, and is someone that we strongly feel is a scholarship-worthy player.
There is so much to like about Dearman, who has continued to make strides as a leader on and off the court throughout the last calendar year. For most of this season, he’s been playing through an injury in an attempt to showcase his talents to college programs. Dearman has been extremely tough and deserves proper recognition for his role with this Southern Guilford squad. His offensive arsenal is still noticeable and reliable as ever before, but he’s also taken another step defensively and does a great job of forcing turnovers in the half-court. He and teammate Julius Burch are able to tradeoff roles in an instant, which is only part of what makes Dearman so useful.
We recently saw Dearman with his high school team and stated, “Typically known for his scoring, we saw Dearman take an impressive leadership role on both sides of the ball. He’s playing through a shoulder injury that requires surgery because of his clear desire to compete with his cohorts and accumulate offers for the next level. In this contest, Dearman displayed the ability to affect all facets of the game and was among Southern’s best all-around defenders. His rebounding was quite excellent, considering he’s not necessarily physically imposing.”The nightly display of relentlessness and emphasis on team-first basketball will allow Dearman to enjoy success wherever he goes, but has also been a massive driving force for the Storm throughout this season. Currently, Dearman has a variety of D2/D3 offers and interest, so it’ll be fun to see where he ultimately decides to further his playing career.