Taft’s Arbuckle Accepts Scholarship Offer

Thursday, March 14th, 2019

Taft’s Arbuckle Accepts Scholarship Offer

Taft School post-graduate and St. Paul Catholic High School alum Tyler Arbuckle announed his commitment to Saint Anselm College late Tuesday night. 

His decision came less than two weeks after Hawks initially extended their scholarship offer, just following the conclusion of Arbuckle's season. 

That offer was immediately followed by a second division II offer, this one from Holy Family. 

Arbuckle took to his twitter account to announce his decision. 

Arbuckle's story is one of patience and hard-work as he had a storied high school career and standout prep season, including a pair of 40-point games, which didn't culminate into a scholarship offer until after his very last game was completed. 

“Tyler has been one of the hardest workers we've had at Taft,” said head coach Shavar Bernier. “He is a traditional gym rat who is extremely open to growing as a player. Tyler genuinely loves the game and loves to compete. He will play any time, anywhere. He drove from Bristol to Taft to meet me at 6:30am, all fall for workouts.”

Even prior to Taft, Arbuckle was renowned for his work-ethic as he initially made a name for himself at St. Paul's and with the CT Passion AAU program before spending his final summer with CT Select. 

The southpaw is a scoring guard who has developed all aspects of his skill set over the years. He can create off the dribble, make shots from distance, and provide a scoring threat at multiple ranges. 

Below is his NERR-TV interview from this past October's Elite 75 Academic Experience.