On Monday afternoon, the Fairfield Stags landed a key verbal commitment for their future when Central Catholic High School (MA) star, Tyler Nelson announced his decision.
Nelson, a 6-foot-2 shooting guard and Massachusetts native, pledged his commitment to the Stags via Twitter as he can now turn his attention to his final season at the high school level. Nelson helped guide Central Catholic to the Division 1 North sectional championship after averaging 16.2 points per game and he is entering his senior season on the verge of eclipsing the 1,000 point mark for his high school career.
Known for his ability to shoot the basketball, Nelson is fresh off a stellar run with the BABC program on the AAU circuit. Nelson took advantage of his time with BABC to gain more notoriety and after visiting Fairfield a few months ago, his decision simply boiled down to his love of the school.
Nelson becomes the first player to commit to the Stags and third year head coach Sydney Johnson, who took over the Fairfield program after Ed Cooley took the job at Providence. In two seasons at Fairfield, the Stags have been able to remain competitive within the MAAC, totaling 41 wins over the past two years.
Nelson was not only one of the top players in his conference as a junior a season ago, but he quickly emerged as one of the top talents within the state of Massachusetts. Johnson and the Stags undoubtedly got a great pickup for the future with Nelson’s verbal commitment on Monday.