Tyler Nickel

  • Pos SF
  • Height 6-7
  • Weight 220

Prospect Info

Vanderbilt Commodores

  • Class JR

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H.S. Scouting Report

Evaluated 09/14/2021

Jerry Meyer
Jerry Meyer Director of Basketball Scouting


Power 4 Starter

Has adequate length for a combo forward. Is well built with a physical strength edge to his game a high level shooting touch. Not an explosive athlete but can make plays and draw fouls in contact with his physical strength and aggressive mindset. Can post up and has an array of turn around fade away shots. More importantly for the next level, he is a marksman from behind the line. Is developing deep range. Loves to fire moving to his left. Steady ball handler who can find the open man. Not the type to break defenders down with the dribble. Positional rebounder. Defending is an area of concern.

H.S. Athletic Background

Played for Coach Carey Keyes at East Rockingham High School in Elkton, Va. • Virginia High School League’s all-time leading scorer with 2,909 points in 102 games • Averaged 28.5 points • Career totals also include 817 rebounds, 333 assists, 127 blocks and 159 steals • Set the Virginia High School League records for points in a season by a freshman (662 points) and sophomore (902 points) • Career-high 54 points against Central Woodstock • Averaged 35 points, 11 rebounds and five assists as a senior • Virginia Player of the Year in 2022 • Four-time region and district player of the year • Four-time first-team all-state, all-region and all-district • Led East Rockingham to an 87-15 record and state tournament appearances each year and second-place finishes in 2020 and 2022 • Is the first player from East Rockingham to play at a Division I school • Played AAU for Team Loaded.

Personal: Born Tyler Christopher Nickel on Sept. 5, 2003, in Harrisonburg, Va. • Son of Eric and Jacki Nickel • Both of his parents played basketball in college.

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