Central Catholic Class of 2014 guard Tyler Nelson received a scholarship offer from the University of Vermont today while on an unofficial visit to the campus, Raiders coach Rick Nault confirmed.
"Congrats to Ty Nelson. Picked up another full scholarship offer today. Add Vermont to list. The kid is making it happen," Nault wrote in a tweet.
The Catamounts are the fifth Division 1 school to offer the 6-foot-1 Haverhill resident, joining George Washington, Jacksonville, Fairfield and Dartmouth. Quinnipiac, Holy Cross, George Mason and Florida State have also shown varying degrees of interest.
Nelson is one of the state's most accurate long-range shooters, shooting 41 percent from three-point range to help lead the Raiders to the MIAA Division 1 North title. For his junior season, he averaged 17.2 points and 4.7 assists, and also shot 89 percent from the free throw line, to earn a second consecutive nod on ESPN Boston's annual MIAA All-State Team.
Running with the Boston Amateur Basketball Club (BABC) on the Nike EYBL circuit this spring, Nelson furthered his reputation as a long-range marksman. Through the first four sessions, he ranks second among scorers in three-pointers made (52) and 11th in three-point percentage (46.8).