Don Bosco Prep (Wykoff, NJ) star power forward Tyrell Biggs is a versatile threat in the low post. At 6-7, 260 pounds, Biggs can pass and handle the basketball as good or better than any other low post player in the country. Don Bosco Head Coach Kevin Diverio says Tyrell’s best qualities, in addition to hands, passing ability, and footwork, are his intelligence and unselfishness on the court.
“Three things make TJ the player he is…one is his basketball IQ,” Diverio said. “It’s above average. The other things are his hands and his footwork. He plays power forward for us. He’s a very skilled player. He can handle the ball and he’s a great passer. He’s a total team kid. He defers to his teammates a lot and is just an enjoyable kid to coach.”
Biggs can score too, and is able to score inside and outside.
“A strength of his is his ability to score in the paint,” Diverio said. “But he can also step out and is very consistent from about 17 and in. He’s not as consistent beyond the arc, but he can make some threes. He made about 8 threes for us last year.”
Biggs talents, which have earned him 4-star ratings by Insiders.com and Rivals.com, have drawn the attention of top Division I-A programs. Coach Diverio says “pretty much everybody in the Big East and ACC have offered TJ.”
UVa is one of the schools to have officially offered. Virginia is currently high on Biggs’ list according to Diverio.
“Virginia is high on his list right now,” Diverio said. “I’d say they are in his top 6. During their school visit, Coach Gillen did a good job of making an impression on TJ and his family. They were really impressive.”
Joining UVa in Biggs’ top 6 are Duke, Connecticut, Maryland, Villanova, and Pitt. Villanova and Pitt have offered while Duke, UConn, and Maryland are recruiting hard. Biggs isn’t set on these top 6 either, as Coach Diverio says his star is still open to other programs.
“Other schools in his top 6 are probably Maryland, Duke, Villanova, Pitt, and Connecticut,” Diverio said. “Of those schools, I’d say Maryland, Duke, and Connecticut are recruiting him hard and Virginia, Villanova, and Pitt have offered. He likes those 6 but he’s still pretty open though. He’s still feeling his way through the process.”
Biggs is currently finishing his stint on the AAU circuit. This Fall, look for him to make some official visits before making a college decision. If Biggs hasn’t found the right school by November,...
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