2020 Episcopal (PA) wing Tymu Chenery is nearing a decision.
The Philadelphia, PA native is down to four schools with James Madison, Towson, Howard and Quinnipiac involved, and has set up officials to two of his four finalist.
He will take an official visit to Howard starting August 30th and Quinnipiac starting September 5th. He could still do more officials but he’s undecided at this point.
“I might do James Madison,” he said. “I visited Towson so many times I don’t really need to go on an official there because they’ve been recruiting me since last year. I’m just trying to make the process as easy as possible.”
On his official visits, he will be looking at the culture and visiting both for different reasons.
Howard: With Howard, I want to see the basketball aspect because my high school is not too far away from Howard. So I usually I go there and hangout, and I know how it is as far as being a student there. They have a new basketball coach and I just want to see his vision. I’ve talked to him a lot and he says I will be a major part of that program. So I just want to see more of the basketball aspect.
Quinnipiac: I want to see mostly the student aspect. On the unofficial there last month, that was my first time going up there, and I love their coaching staff and their vision as far as basketball. I just want to see how it feels to be a student there and how it would be to live there.”
At This Moment
Chenery is very close to a decision. His list is now whistled down to four programs and he will decide soon.
“I want to commit around next month definitely,” he said. “I’m just trying to take the visits and everything.”
His final programs consist of schools that have great relationships with him currently. The assistant that was recruiting him at Columbia [Kenny Blakeney] is now at Howard and all of the programs have been pursuing him very hard.
When it’s time to decide, his decision will come down to relationships and who wants him the most.
“It will be mostly fit, just seeing how everything turns out and who shows the most love,” he said. “Honestly, I just want to go to a place where I’m wanted and I have the best chance to succeed on and off the court.”