Coach Info
Name Phone Email Team Name City State
Club Tyler Bates Buckeye State Blast (Scarlet) Akron / Canton -
Primary Position Shooting Guard
Secondary Positions PG
Career 26.50 52 52
Season 25.00 27 27
Career 3.30 172 4.03 210 3.50 - 1.25 - -
Season - - - - - - - - -
Career 1.85 105 637 12.25 2.28 119 131 165 79.3% 140 315 44.4% 3.50 182 83 236 35.1%
Season - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Wins Losses
45 7
Physical Attributes
Hand Vertical jump Wingspan Bench Press (max)
L 23" - -
Basketball Honors


  • 2x Principals Athletic Conference Champs

    • 2x Ohio High School Athletic Association Sectional Champs
  • Ohio High School Athletic Association District Champs

  • Ohio High School District Runner Up

  • Ohio High School Athletic Association Division II Sweet 16

  • Tied School record for most team wins in a season 22


  • 2x Division II All-Ohio Honorable Mention

  • 2x Division II All-Northeast Inland District 2nd Team

  • 2x Women’s Tri-County Basketball Coaches Association 2nd Team

  • 2x All Principals Athletic Conference 1st Team

  • Ranked #34 in Ohio Class of 2023 by Prep Girls Hoops

  • Division II Jim Dabbelt Northeast Ohio All Area Team Honorable Mention

  • The Touchdown Club Foundation of Greater Akron 2019-2020 Winter Sports All - Star

Basketball Additional

I’m in my Junior year at Green High School in Uniontown, Ohio. I will graduate in the spring of 2023. I’m a multi - sport athlete that loves to compete at a high level in golf, basketball, soccer, and track. I consider myself a natural leader that strives to bring out the best in myself and my teammates. I possess a strong inner desire to succeed and be the best I can in the classroom and on the athletic field. Please keep me in mind for your recruiting class of 2023. I’m confident I possess the qualities your looking for in a student - athlete. I’d like the opportunity to discuss the possibility of becoming a member of your school and team in the future. If there is anything I can do to help you decide if I’m a good fit, please let me know.


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High School
Green High School
School City
School State
Guidance Counselor
Mr. Kevin Granito
Guidance Counselor Phone
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School Division
Division II
Other Academic Information
**Honor Roll With High Honors**
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Personal Highlights

-Multi-sport athlete (basketball, golf, soccer)

-2x All District Honors Golf

-2x All Principals Athletic Conference 1st Team Basketball

-2x All District 2nd Team Basketball

-2x All State Honorable Mention Basketball

Additional Questions:
Why do you want to be recruited to play sports in college?

For as long as I can remember basketball has been a passion of mine. It has been a lifelong goal since I can remember to play basketball at the college level. To have the opportunity to extend my basketball playing career another 4-5 years after high school while receiving a quality education would be a dream come true. The opportunity to play at the college level is a blessing not everyone gets to partake in and if given the the opportunity I will take full advantage of it.

I have always had the drive and competitiveness to play multiple sports ( golf, basketball, soccer, track) at a high level. I realize passion alone will not land me a college roster spot. I believe my grades, will, determination, skill, and solid work ethic combined with a relentless commitment to doing the right things on and off the court is what will help me get to the next level after high school.

I realize the life of a student - athlete is full of sacrifices. Time will be consumed with studies, practices, games, conditioning/weightlifting, and study tables. This experience will instill in me lifelong skills and lessons. The components of teamwork, time management, selflessness, and leadership are athletic lessons that will last a lifetime. These life lessons and skills will help to shape me and better prepare me for life after college.

Athletes are often leaders on and off the field. Please provide one example of how you have demonstrated leadership in both areas.

I've always been a leader by example both on and off the athletic field. I'm continually evaluating how my coaches, teachers, classmates, and teammates view me and whether or not my actions and character directly line up with my words. I believe the more you focus on leading by example the more your teammates /classmates will follow in your footsteps

As a leader I attempt to outwork other people to the point of it being noticeable by those around me. It takes a lot of effort to earn leadership status on and off the playing field. I focus on leading by example and strive to be the best every class session, workout, practice, or game through my work ethic. I'm not the type pf player or student that everything come easy for and I accept that, it just means when I do reach my goals and I do outcompete my teammates and peers I'm confident in knowing that I genuinely earned it.

Please explain how you pursue "healthy athletic performance" as a student-athlete.

It's all about balance. You have to be balanced spiritually, physically, and mentally.
The ability to find a healthy balance between being a well-rounded student and athlete will help both in academic terms and the athletic side of things too.

Being in balance may mean something different to each individual. For me, having a balance in my life means creating time for the things I have to do, as well as the things I like to do.

Eating healthy and finding time to do physical exercise on a regular basis creates physical balance in our bodies. Adequate rest and sleep are also necessary for our bodies to rejuvenate and feel refreshed so we are able to take on daily activities.

In college passing tests, completing assignments, and succeeding in the classroom dictates overall progression so school should be the priority.

Please describe how you are involved in service in your community and why these efforts are important to you.

Time is one of the most valuable things you can give of yourself to another person or cause. It’s easy to get caught up in our own little world and focus all of our time and energy on what we need to get done in order to accomplish our personal goals. However, I believe caring leaders make time in their schedules to help with causes that may not directly benefit them in the long run.

My High School has a service expectation. We are encouraged to find appropriate service opportunities. During the summer and throughout basketball season our team volunteers time with special needs children. During this time we played basketball and various other games / sport with the children. Special needs kids often don’t play team (or even individual) sports at school, so they aren’t given the opportunity to get to know people of all abilities over the fun of playing a game.

This experience has taught me that anyone can meet another persons need for friendship, understanding, and compassion. The experience provides me an opportunity for self-growth and a unique insight into the obstacles those with special needs must overcome daily. Serving a population that many people don’t understand has enabled me to see the world through a different set of eyes. Now, I know firsthand that every family is walking a different journey and we all need to open ourselves and minds to people of all abilities

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Blog Posts

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Lady Royals move to 16-2
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January 24, 2020
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January 8, 2020
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