Lampeter-Strasburg (PA) point guard Tyler Burton, who plays his AAU basketball with Philly Pride (PA), announced this week on his Twitter that he received his first scholarship offer.
Burton reached out to Manhattan assistant coach Doug Thibault and during that call he got the news most prospects don’t get until their junior year.
“It’s just a blessing,” he said of adding his first offer. “But, I can’t stop now. I have to keep working.”
“I didn’t expect it to be this early but I am really excited and happy that it did happen.”
Burton is a guard that should be on a lot of coaches radar following this summer live period. He’s a guard that can do multiple things on the court and I expect more coaches to start following his progress after the summer.
“I can make plays, find my teammates and be able to be a point guard as well as score the basketball,” Burton explained. “I can score from all three levels as well as be a leader.”
Right now, with his first offer behind him, Burton is focusing on his development. There are some things he’s focusing on but he’s been working throughout the summer on his all-around game.
“I am looking to improve on being consistent and being able to have no weaknesses,” he said. “I am looking to become a better defender and also whatever the teams needs me to do to win.”