Three years ago, the top college prospect for the class of 2010 was not Kyrie Irving, Harrison Barnes, Jared Sullinger or Brandon Knight. It was Jeremy Tyler, a center at San Diego High School who was expected to be the best prep big man in years. Tyler, however, skipped his senior season in high school to play professionally in Israel and Japan – a decision that was met with criticism as soon as he struggled overseas. He’s now eligible for next month’s NBA draft and has no regrets about his unusual journey.
Walter Cornett, of Glendale, Kentucky, is the owner and operator of Walter’s Wildcat World. He founded WildcatWorld.com in 1998 making it one of the oldest Kentucky basketball fan sites in operation today.