Tyler Scaife


Tyler Scaife

Rank: 6

Class: 2013
Position: Point Guard
Height: 5-9
Hometown: Little Rock, AR
High School: Hall
Club Team: Cy Fair Elite
Status: Signed
School: Rutgers
Schools Considered: Kentucky, Louisiana State, Ohio State, Tennessee.


2012 Tennessee Turkey Jamm

This was not the best of weekends for the hard-driving 2013 point guard, ranked No. 6 in Full Court’s Fresh 50.  She scored 20 points in a win over McEachern High School of Powder Springs, Georgia and 19 points in a losing effort versus Oakland High School of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.  She ran the offense, handled the ball well and played hard on defense but in both games needed a high volume of shots to get her points.  Still Scaife’s jumper has to be described as one of the prettiest in the prep game with good elevation and release very near the top of her jump. 

When I asked her about her recent commitment to Rutgers, Scaife had this to say, “I think Coach Stringer is a great coach.  They have a great team, just missing a few pieces.  I felt real comfortable when I went up there to visit.” 

Tennessee finished second in the ‘Scaife Bowl’ with LSU and Ohio State also in the race until the last few days according to the player herself. 

In discussing her future role at Rutgers, Scaife pointed to an up tempo style, "Coach wants me to be a scoring point guard also.  Whatever she needs, I’m going to go in there to do.” 

Off the court, she is considering a business major. - Bob Corwin

2012 Battle in the Boro

Scaife was new to this team and played less (did not start) than would be expected for such a talented player. Still, when all is said and done, she may be one of the best in the 2013 class.  Well built, she has a strong penetrating ability and pull-up jumper, but is also clever at giving the ball up if doubled on the penetration. On defense she plays hard. Generally, the team seemed stronger when she was on the court.  - Bob Corwin

2012 Boo Williams Invitational

Here is another player who fell just below the cut line.  Scaife is one of the most forceful scoring guards in the country.  She has the ability to strike from beyond the arc, at middle distance and to get to the rim.  Her handles need to tighten up a bit, but few programs would turn this player away.  In the tournament, she got her team to the semifinals of the Silver Division but lost out on advancing into the Gold Division in falling to Kelsey Mitchell’s All Ohio Black team 69-58 in the final round of pool play.  - Bob Corwin

Notes

Named a 2013 WBCA High School All-American

Named a 2013 McDonald's All-American

2013 McDonald's All-American Game nominee

(head shot provided by Steven Maikoski/USA Basketball)

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