Perry Plays Way into A10
Every player who goes to prep school does so with the intention of it helping their recruitment.
Few, if any, see quite as significant a jump as Tyrone Perry.
Perry is a Boston native who had a storied career at Brighton High School, winning an MIAA D2 state championship last year as a senior and earning Boston Herald All-Scholastic honors among other post-season accolades.
Nevertheless, he was largely unrecruited and spent the summer playing for East Coast Mavericks, where he often put up big numbers but still didn't get the attention from college coaches.
That all started to change this fall when he arrived at Woodstock Academy for his post-graduate year. He was an early standout in open gyms and began to differentiate himself from the program's deep collection of wings to quickly escalate his recruitment. Things have gone to a different level in recent weeks though. Perry exploded for 52 points and 13 threes at the BABC Prep Classic and added several offers including three in the Atlantic 10 Conference.
On Sunday night, following a Woodstock win over Cheshire, Perry announced his decision with his teammates by his side via Mike Yagmin on twitter:
Proud to announce the 4th D1 commit in @WAPrepHoop's inaugural prospect class. 6'3" Wing Tyrone Perry committed to the process long ago, allowing the electric scorer & pitbull defender to commit to @FordhamMBB today.... pic.twitter.com/A6yBjFLlKr— Mike Yagmin (@MikeYagmiNERR) January 28, 2018
With a powerful, college ready, body and his ability to make shots in bunches from behind the three-point line now proven against the highest levels of competition, there might not be another player in New England who has risen their level of recruitment more over the last four months.
"I'm so proud of Ty, a true self made player" Woodstock Academy head coach Tony Bergeron told the New England Recruiting Report. "Not only has he improved on the court immensely, he's made unreal gains in the weighroom as well. He also got his SAT up to an 1130 and made all A's in his first semester classes. All of that enabled him to get into a terrific athletic and academic school like Fordham University."
Perry is the fourth Woodstock product to commit to a D1 school and fifth to earn a full athletic scholarship as he joins Jeameril Wilson (Lehigh), Chaylyn Martin (Sacred Heart), E.J. Dambreville (Florida Southern), Jakigh Dottin (Towson).
Below are some Perry's early season highlights.