Farmville Central Point Guard Commits to VCU

Farmville Central point guard Tyler Maye has committed to play for the Rams of VCU in the fall. Maye averaged 36 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists as a senior while leading the Jags to their 4th consecutive Eastern Plains Conference championship. He chose VCU over Power 5 schools Kansas State and Nebraska as well as Dayton, UNCW, UNCC, ECU, Winthrop and others. Maye went on his official visit to VCU this past weekend and knew it was the right place for him as soon as he left, deciding to make his announcement the following Wednesday. “When I went on my official visit this weekend I really felt at home. I got real close with the players and the coaches. They were honest with me throughout the process and that’s what I liked most about them,” Maye said. VCU is a well established program out of the Atlantic-10 conference that has had 7 straight NCAA tournament appearances including the magical 2011 run from First Four to Final Four. Maye joins first year coach Mike Rhoades’ first recruiting class as the only guard in the class alongside post players Sean Mobley, Marcus Santos-Silva and Lewis Djonkam. He is also joined by transfers Khris Lane and Marcus Evans. Although VCU is returning several key guards, Maye is expected to see significant minutes next year as a freshman in the Ram offense. Maye is a natural born scorer and finds numerous ways to score the basketball at all costs, whether it be beating his man 1-on-1 at the rim or freezing the defense with an ice cold step back from beyond the arc. The offensive side of his game will definitely translate to the next level, while it will be interesting to see what kind of plays he will be able to create for his stronger and more athletic teammates at VCU. Maye definitely has the work ethic, mindset as well as the tools he needs to be a successful player at the next level and it will be fun to watch the small town kid from Farmville compete for years to come

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