Now that we’ve reached the month of July, basically every game represents the opportunity for players to be seen, evaluated, and offered by college coaches. While this notion is more applicable to seniors, several juniors and multiple sophomores will inevitably put themselves on the radars of next-level programs. Over the few months, we will take a closer look at various players who should warrant attention as scholarship-level prospects. The intent of this article series is simply to provide breakdowns of guys who coaches should know about. We will continue by looking at Tyshaun Goldston of Randleman High School.

There are some guys whose production is simply impossible to ignore, and that certainly rings true with Goldston. He’s long, explosive, and offers a terrific amount of versatility on both ends of the floor. Goldston’s tough, high-motor approach to the game allows him to consistently overwhelm opponents. He’s a quality defender who can reliably guard bigger or smaller opponents. Goldston naturally outworks opponents to make hustle plays, but also just possesses an excellent nose for the ball. He rebounds well for his size/position and has the necessary skill to push the break in transition. Offensively, Goldston is able to initiate the action, apply penetrating pressure, or find opportunities without the ball. He’s a smart cutter, strong finisher, and capable perimeter shooting threat.

Last season for the Tigers, Goldston averaged 17.0 PPG, 9.1 RPG, 2.0 APG, 1.7 SPG, and 2.3 BPG while shooting 51% from the floor. Not only was he their most productive player but he led the team in three statistical categories en route to a fourth-round appearance in the playoffs. Goldston is an adaptable player with a long list of intangibles and translatable qualities. Right now, he’s primarily being recruited as a football player but certainly has the ability to be an impactful basketball prospect at the next level.

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