#13 Ty Proffitt
Freshman Season (2007-08): Brings the Irish additional depth at guard behind Kyle McAlarney, Tory Jackson, and Jonathan Peoples … a combination guard with an excellent outside shot… possesses solid ball-handling skills and shooting ability … has offensive skills that fit well within Notre Dame[apos]s offensive framework … a prototype guard for the Irish system with a strong basketball IQ … his shooting ability is similar to former Irish guard and current member of the Miami Heat, Chris Quinn … part of a successful high school program that brings a winning mentality to the team … had a reputation during his prep career for making key plays in big games, including the Kentucky state tournament and state and national AAU tournaments.
High School: Three year starter at South Laurel High School for coach Steve Wright … led South Laurel to a Kentucky state championship with a 32-4 record as a sophomore in 2004-05 while averaging14.5 points and 5.5 assists … member of the varsity team since eighth grade averaged 17.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 5.0 assists during career at South Laurel. … as the starting at point guard for three years, led his high school to a 109-26 record … candidate for Kentucky[apos]s Mr. Basketball as a senior, averaging 16.2 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 3.4 assists … hit the game-winning shot, a running jumper with 3.7 seconds left, to secure a region championship for South Laurel … made the all-state tournament team as a sophomore and junior … won district championship all five years with South Laurel (8th-12th grades) … helped lead team to region championships in sophomore, junior, and senior years … helped lead Kentucky Heat to back-to-back AAU state championships in 2005 and 2006 … his AAU team placed third at nationals in[apos]05.
Personal: Full name is Glenn Tyson Proffitt … has an older brother Ryan … his father Glenn played baseball at Union College while his mother Janet played basketball at Sue Bennett College … born 2-11-88 in London, Ky. … son of Glenn and Janet Proffitt … enrolled in the First Year of Studies