April 12, 2006
RENO, Nev. - Tyrone Hanson has signed a national letter of intent to study and play basketball at the University of Nevada beginning in 2006-07, second-year head coach Mark Fox announced Wednesday.
A 6-6, 185-pound small forward, Hanson spent this year at the Bridgton Academy in North Bridgton, Maine. He averaged 15 points and six rebounds this season for Bridgton, which turned in a 22-9 overall record and won the New England Class A Prep Championship. He made a career-high 11 three-pointers in a game last year. Hanson is ranked 21st in the nation in Hoop Scoop's list of the top fifth-year players in the country.
Originally from New York, Hanson attended St. Mary's High School in Manhasset, N.Y. He was a key contributor on a squad that lost just one game and was ranked No. 1 and 2 in the nation during his senior year.
"We are very excited to have Tyrone join the Wolf Pack family," Fox said. "Tyrone is a talented offensive player. We are excited about his length, athleticism and character."
Hanson is the fourth student-athlete to sign a letter of intent to study and play at Nevada next year. He joins 6-4, 185-pound shooting guard Brandon Fields (Arlington, Texas/Bowie HS), 6-9, 200-pound forward Matt LaGrone (Reno, Nev./McQueen HS) and 6-11, 210-pound forward JaVale McGee (Chicago, Ill./Hales Franciscan HS) who signed with the Wolf Pack in November.