Tyson Ward: On the Way Up
November 24, 2015 Already with four offers in tow, Tampa Prep guard Tyson Ward is on his way to being one of the more sought-after prospects in Florida’s 2016 class. The 6-foot-4 guard sports two Division offers, from Florida A&M…
November 24, 2015
Already with four offers in tow, Tampa Prep guard Tyson Ward is on his way to being one of the more sought-after prospects in Florida’s 2016 class.
The 6-foot-4 guard sports two Division offers, from Florida A&M and Coastal Carolina, and also a Division II offer from Belmont Abbey (NC) and a JuCo offer from Florida Southwestern.
He seeing interest from additional D1 programs.
“I have a couple other schools looking at me; D1s, D2s, and a couple JuCos. I’ve been in contact with The Citadel and Kennesaw State, I’ve had some schools come and visit me and watch me workout, like Ohio and Indiana State,” said Ward.
“The Citadel and Kennesaw State are sending me the most mail right now. As the season goes on and more schools see me I feel like I could pick up a couple more offers before I decide.”
The talented senior – PHF’s 65th-ranked 2016 – spent his offseason playing with G6 All Stars, and says he improved many aspects of his game.
“During the summer I shot the ball pretty well, I started to slow down and not rushing, I was making the simple pass rather than trying to make the hard pass. I improved on the defensive end too, and I got a lot stronger at handling the ball,” said Ward, who characterized his playing style to PHF.
“I love to shoot, shooting the ball is my best attribute. And also controlling the floor and controlling the tempo. I feel like I can feed the post real well too.”
Ward added: “I need to improve my defense, and my quickness. Also I want to be more consistent from 3, I shoot pretty well now, but I can always get better.”
With his senior season at Tampa Prep underway, Ward says he will need to step up and become a leader for the team.
“They’re expecting me to step up a little bit, not necessarily just my scoring, but also being a leader,” said Ward. “When the team is in turmoil I’ll need to calm us down, and I’ll need to be a spark for the team when I’m on the floor. They’re expecting a little more out of me than last year.”