Providence College has offered 2022 rangy guard Tyrell Ward of DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, MD. After making fellow DeMatha players Earl Timberlake and Hunter Dickinson recruiting priorities for 2020, it seems like the Friars have also taken an early liking to the young guard Ward for their 2020 recruiting class.
Blessed to have received an offer from providence university ⚫️🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/2niywAJ91Z
— Tyrell Ward 💔™️ (@relllward) May 1, 2019
Listen, Ward isn’t the first guy to make the mix-up and call it Providence University instead of Providence College and I’m sure he won’t be the last.
Ward already stands at 6’5” with a frame that looks like it’s only going to stretch out even longer, making him the kind of versatile and position-less player that Coach Cooley loves to stack his teams with. He’ll have the ball-handling skills of a guard in the body of a forward, a lethal combination for a long and lean guy like him.
Providence is on Ward very early but it won’t take long for other high-major schools to jump on the bandwagon once he becomes an upper-classman at DeMatha and some of the older guys are off to play college ball.
Right now, with his long wingspan, Ward has the body-type of a guy like Jamal Crawford but depending on how tall he grows to, that could turn into a Reggie Miller, Jeremy Evans, or even as long as Kevin Durant. Obviously, I haven’t seen enough of Ward to give an informed opinion on whose game his skill-set translates to yet, but the raw potential is there for him to become a well sought-after prospect in the 2022 class.
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