Tyree Pickron Commits to Quinnipiac

 

Tyree Pickron committed to the University of Quinnipiac Thursday night, choosing the Bobcats over Stony Brook and Bowling Green. Pickron, the Archbishop Wood product, is the first commitment in the class of 2018 for first year head coach Baker Dunleavy. “I just went with a gut decision and just rolled with that.”  Pickron told CoBL in an interview. Having taken the Quinnipiac job in March, Dunleavy’s first commit is a great one in Pickron.

I first saw Tyree Pickron at the Spring Philadelphia Junior Elite at Competitive Edge Sports after he finished his freshman year at Archbishop Wood. One of the older players in attendance, Pickron dominated the competition and made things look easy, rightfully so. He was someone you made a note to keep an eye on at future events. In addition, I saw him multiple times at Elite Camp and various Jam Fest tournaments and High School Showcases.

Tyree Pickron spent many years rising above competition at Hoop Group events, including winning MVP at the Reading Showcase

That same knack for scoring that I first saw at Competitive Edge never left. He is a bucket getter. He is a great knock down shooter with a silky smooth stroke. Over his high school career, Pickron has improved his overall offensive game. He’s gotten better at getting to the rim and finishing in ways that defenders cannot block his shot. And he’s not a one-dimensional player. While his shooting is his strength, Pickron is a good passer and strong defender as well.

The 2017-18 season will be Tyree’s 4th year starting for Archbishop Wood. The freshman I once saw who started on a senior heavy team is now the seasoned veteran. In his time at Wood, Pickron saw a rise in the team’s success, and looks to continue in his final season. It will not be easy to top his junior year, however. The Vikings are coming off a 28-3 season which saw them win Catholic League, District 12 and PIAA state titles. While it may be tough to top last season, expect Wood to be competitive again in Philadelphia.

The commitment of Pickron is a great start for a Quinnipiac team looking to change their culture under a new coach. He brings an all around game, commitment to work, and a competitiveness that will thrive in the MAAC.

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