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Recruiting News | Garland and Bartram Fall in Philly Public League Title Game

TYRONE GARLAND, a Class of 2010 Virginia Tech signee, had carried his team all season, averaging 25 ppg and becoming the third leading scorer in Philadelphia Public League scoring history.  But on Tuesday night his amazing effort was not enough to bring home the championship to John Bartram High School.  Bartram lost by a 58-46 score in the Public League Championship to Imhotep.

Garland had a huge game, though.  Tyrone scored 32 of his teams 46 points!  He hit 6 of 12 from behind the arc, but his teammates were just 5 for 37 from the field.

Bartram will continue on in the Pennsylvania State Tournament this weekend.  Garland is closing in on Wilt Chamberlain, who currently sits in 2nd place on the Philly scoring list.  Tyrone doesn’t have a realistic shot at #1 though, which is over 2,600.  Garland is around 2,200 for his high school career right now.

For more on Garland’s game stats, check out his bio page linked at the top of this article.

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11 Responses to “Recruiting News | Garland and Bartram Fall in Philly Public League Title Game”

  1. John says:

    This guy seems exciting! But how does our scholarship situation look next year? We have 2 inked for next season, but are only losing 1 scholarship senior. I’m assuming we’re using all 13 scholarships now, but am not sure. There’s speculation on Delaney leaving early, but I am thinking of the case where he stays.

    It seems we’d have many open spots in ’11 compared to next season.

    • Niemo says:

      Scholarships ARE an issue right now. Like you said, fully maxed now, 2 coming in, only 1 going out. Delaney is a possibility though with his shooting percentage this year, and injury issues, I would put that under 50% now (had it over 50% before the ankle injury). My most likely guess would be Gene Swindle (and that is purely a guess). Could ‘encourage’ him to transfer. Other than that, I have no idea, but something has to happen.

  2. Goodraisin says:

    Is #1 a name that we would recognize?

    • Niemo says:

      #1 was Maureece Rice, who played at george washington from about 03-07, I believe. Don’t think he made it to the NBA though. So no, not a big name but being a DC guy I had heard of him.

  3. HipHop_Hokie says:

    HOOOOOOOOLY crap… the rest of the team was FIVE OF THIRTY-SEVEN??? Good Lord… talk about a one man band…

  4. Goodraisin says:

    I don’t think anyone outside of Blacksburg thinks that Malcolm Delaney could bolt early for the NBA. I could be proven wrong if he lights up the ACC tournament and then the NCAA tournament with some good shooting, but there aren’t many NBA teams looking for a turnover-prone point guard who doesn’t shoot very well and doesn’t seem to get other players involved. Don’t get me wrong, I love Delaney, but his most tangible benefits (grit, effort, drawing fouls, making big shots) are not things that NBA scouts look for. If he leaves this year with the same kind of stats in the tournaments that he’s had the rest of the season, he’s maybe a late-second round pick at best.

  5. Danram says:

    Absoluetly LOVE that 3-point shooting %!!!

  6. Danram says:

    Delaney has been tweeting lately that he will be back at VT next year for his senior season. Smart move, given that he hasn’t had the kind of junior year that would make him a 1st round NBA pick. Jeff Allen has already said that he’s coming back. So unless there’s something going on behind the scenes that we don’t know about (and they may well be), I can’t see how it would be anyone other than Swindle who isn’t back next year … or at least, isn’t on scholarship. He could always stay as a walk-on.

  7. Goodraisin says:

    I think I would be okay with pulling Manny Atkins’ scholarship as well as Swindle. I’m not saying that either guy couldn’t develop into a nice player… but I’m saying that there’s already a logjam at the wing positions, and we have Jarell Eddie coming in… not to mention another point guard in Garland who could help Delaney to spend more time at the 2 and Dorenzo Hudson to spend more time at the 3. But yeah, I do think it’ll be Swindle who is told to look elsewhere, which is too bad because we never even got to see what he could do.

    • Niemo says:

      Don’t count on much from Garland next year – just look at Green this year, Delaney/Thorns two years ago, and Dowdell/Gordon as freshmen. Freshmen point guards have the biggest learning curve, IMO, especially in the ACC. Though Garland could play some at the 2.


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