Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Another DI transfer coming to LSC basketball

Tarleton adds Division I transfer from Bradley

Courtesy: Tarleton State University
Release: 06/17/2008

Tarleton head coach Lonn Reisman announced the addition of Tyrone Cole-Scott, another NCAA Division I transfer, to the men’s basketball roster for the 2008-09 season.

The senior point guard will come to the Texans from Bradley where he played in 27 games for the Braves last season as a junior.

“Tyrone brings our basketball program a very experience basketball player that has outstanding athletic ability,” Reisman said. “At 5-10, he has a very strong body that allows him to score at the basket where he finishes very well. He has a very good ability to go into the lane and distribute the basketball.”

Reisman is also excited about the ability Cole-Scott brings to both ends of the floor and the guidance he will bring to the locker room.

“He is an outstanding defensive player with the heart and soul to play the game of basketball,” Reisman said. “He has an excellent leadership ability, and he is a solid student-athlete who will graduate. Tyrone is the fit we were looking for at point guard, but he also has the ability to swing over to the two position. He is one of those players you can give the ball to when the game is on the line and know he will make a good decision.”

The 5-10, 186-pound Waterloo, Iowa native is excited to play his final year of collegiate eligibility as a member of the winning program at Tarleton.

“I was ecstatic to join the program because of the tradition and history,” Cole-Scott said. “I felt like I’m going to be a part of something special and help compete for a championship. The players work extremely hard, and that will push me to get better everyday. It is all about unity here.”

The newest Texan believes he can add to the foundation already established within the program.

“I want to contribute to the best of my abilities and to reach the ultimate goal with the team: winning a championship,” Cole-Scott said. “I feel the whole team shines when that happens. I truly want to have a great season, especially a great postseason when it really matters. I believe my experience and my abilities bring a lot to the team. I want to work hard everyday and uplift my teammates and get to where we all want to be.”

Go to Tarleton Sports for the rest of the article.
Quick recap of Tarleton's announced basketball additions:

5-10 Tyrone Cole-Scott (Bradley/Tyler JC) one year remaining
6-0 Larry Petite (Arlington Heights HS)
6-6 Jean-Marc Melchior (Northwestern University) one year remaining
6-4 Tyler Rushing (Western Texas College) two years remaining

Tarleton loses 5 seniors from last years 25-7 South Central Region Runner-up. Those five combined for 46.6 points and 18.6 rebounds per game.

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