Tyrone Conley Commits to New Hampshire

NewEnglandBasketballServices.com | Saturday, October 21st, 2006

Tyrone Conley Commits to New Hampshire

Tyrone Conley made quite a name for himself this summer starring for the Lone Wolf Athletics AAU program. He was especially effective during the AAU National Championships in Orlando, Florida during the last week of the July “Live” period. He was again impressive competing against the region’s top players at the New England Elite 75 Showcase in August.

Conley is a very athletic player who can play either guard position. He is very effective defensively, terrific in the open floor, and has great elevation on his mid-range jump shot that allows him to get it off virtually at will. He was being recruited by programs from the Colonial Conference on down and on Sunday decided to commit to the University of New Hampshire.

Conley joins Sal Abdo a 6’2 point guard from St. Mark’s School in the Wildcats recruiting class to form the UNH backcourt of the future. The commitments are particularly noteworthy for a number of reasons. By landing two players who were receiving interest from mid-major programs, out of previously untouchable recruiting areas for UNH in Vermont and Boston, Head Coach Bill Herroin and his staff have shown that the Wildcats can now compete for the most talented players all over New England. Additionally, both guards are very athletic players who thrive in up-tempo systems. Their commitments serve as a major indication that Coach Herroin is looking to pick up the pace of his team that overachieved last year by spreading the floor and slowing down the pace of the game.

Conley will team with 5’10 senior guard Andrew Plumley and 6’4 sophomore forward James Hale for Burlington High School this year. BHS should be one of the top contenders for the Vermont state championship this year.