#1 Tyrone Nash
SENIOR SEASON (2010-11): Possesses versatility that is complementary to Notre Dame[apos]s style of play … a high-energy player who is one of Notre Dame[apos]s top rebounders and defenders … will be a player the Irish look to in the post … an uncanny passer for a player with his size … has a great feel for the game … handles the ball well in the open court … has played in 84 career games, including 36 starts … for his career, has 388 points (4.6 ppg), 324 rebounds (3.9 rpg) 87 assists, 41 steals and 23 blocked shots … has shot 52.9% (139-263) from the field during his career … guards well down in the low post and knows how to screen for his teammates … in most games, will rely on his offensive and defensive rebounding skills … needs to concentrate on being an aggressive rebounder.
JUNIOR SEASON (2009-10): Started all 35 games … registered career-high totals in every major statistical category … tallied 272 points (7.8 ppg) and 183 rebounds (5.2 rpg) … was the team[apos]s second-leading rebounder … grabbed six-plus rebounds on 17 occasions … team-high field goal percentage of 54.2% (96-177) … registered 59 assists, 24 steals and 16 blocked shots … received Notre Dame[apos]s Best Defensive Player Award … scored in double figures 13 times and notched one double-double … averaged 26.4 minutes per game … led the team in rebounding four times … went 5-6 from the field and finished with 11 points against Saint Francis … had 12 points versus Liberty … grabbed a season-high 10 rebounds and scored six points against Saint Louis … scored seven points in back-to-back wins over Idaho State and UCF … had eight points and five boards against IUPUI … tallied 13 points and nine rebounds versus Loyola Marymount … compiled 11 points and a team-high eight rebounds in a win over UCLA … had five points and seven boards against Bucknell … registered eight points and eight rebounds in the BIG EAST opener versus Providence … notched 11 points and eight rebounds at Connecticut … netted another 11 points, in addition to a team-high seven boards, at USF … reached double figures for the third straight game with 13 points and hauled down six rebounds against West Virginia … notched his first career double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds against DePaul … followed that with a 12-point, six-rebound performance against Villanova … grabbed eight rebounds and scored five points against USF … scored 13 points and had six rebounds versus Seton Hall … scored a career-high 16 points at St. John[apos]s … recorded 13 points and seven rebounds against Pittsburgh … made a career-high seven free throws (on eight attempts) versus the Panthers … eight points and six rebounds in a win at Georgetown … scored 13 points and hauled down nine boards in a regular-season finale win at Marquette … tallied seven points and five rebounds against Seton Hall in the second round of the BIG EAST Championship … had eight points and a team-best six boards versus Pittsburgh in the quarterfinals of the league tournament.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2008-09): Played in 34 games and made one start …earned first career start against Villanova … missed only the Seton Hall and Cincinnati contests … averaged 3.0 points per game and 3.6 rebounds per contest … grabbed five or more rebounds on 11 occasions … led the Fighting Irish in rebounding twice … played 10-plus minutes in 22 games … … reached double figures for the first time in his career when he scored 10 points against Delaware State … followed that contest up with a nine-point performance against Savannah State as he connected on all three shots from the field … also grabbed five rebounds in both of those contests … had one of the best all-around performances of his career as he finished with nine points, eight rebounds and three steals against South Dakota … played 11 minutes coming off the bench in the season opener versus USC Upstate and grabbed six rebounds … scored six points and grabbed three rebounds against Furman … dished off two assists in the Furman, South Dakota and St. John[apos]s games … scored eight points and grabbed two rebounds in just two minutes of action versus Connecticut … scored four points and grabbed two rebounds against UCLA … played 14 minutes and finished with six rebounds against Louisville … followed that game up by playing 10 minutes and scoring eight points and grabbing three boards versus USF … hauled in four rebounds against West Virginia … played 12 minutes and scored eights points and finished with two rebounds against Providence … went 3-3 from the field en route to scoring seven points in eight minutes of action against Rutgers … finished with four points and nine rebounds at Connecticut … played a career-high 25 minutes and grabbed a career-best 11 rebounds against Villanova … hauled in four rebounds against St. John[apos]s … tallied nine points and four rebounds in 21 minutes of action in win over Rutgers during the first round of the BIG EAST Tournament … collected seven boards against West Virginia in second round of conference tournament … came off the bench and played 23 minutes and notched six points along with nine rebounds in win over UAB during the first round of the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) … scored three points and grabbed two rebounds against New Mexico in the second round of the NIT … finished with two points and seven rebounds in triumph of Kentucky during the quarterfinals of the NIT … hauled in seven boards versus Penn State in the NIT semifinals.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2007-08): Played in 15 games during his rookie season … averaged 0.7 points and 0.3 rebounds … came off the bench and played a season-high 18 minutes against Northern Illinois while finishing with a career-high six points, in addition to grabbing five rebounds … played four minutes in season opener versus Long Island and finished with two points and six rebounds … grabbed three boards and played a season-high 11 minutes versus Colgate … played six minutes against Brown and scored two points and grabbed four rebounds.
AWARDS AND HONORS: Notre Dame Best Defensive Player Award (2010) … Notre Dame Most Improved Player Award (2009).
HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year member of his varsity team under the coaching of Jeff Weiss … earned All-Long Island first-team honors as a junior and a senior … was the only junior named to the squad in 2005 … helped lead his team to three consecutive regional championships during his sophomore, junior and senior campaigns … averaged 17.0 points, 14.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 3.0 blocks during his senior season with Lawrence Woodmere Academy … as a junior, he averaged 17.0 points, 12.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 4.0 blocked shots…named Independent Private Parochial School Athletic League (IPPSAL) Conference Player of the Year in his final two seasons … garnered first-team all-Tri-State from MSG Network … was selected as the New York State and Long Island Player of the Year in 2006 … three-time all-Long Island selection … a member of the NYHoops.com all-state, first-team … named Long Island Basketball.com Player of the Year … played in the Michael Jordan All- American Classic at Madison Square Garden as he led his team to the victory with 15 points and eight rebounds … also played in the Metro Classic and Wheel Chair Classic All-Star contests … was a McDonald[apos]s All-American nominee … played for the Long Island Lightening AAU team … had his number 31 retired from Lawrence Woodmere Academy … played the 2006-07 season at Northfield Mt. Hermon Prep School…led his team to a 23-5 record for the season…scored 381 points (13.6 ppg.), grabbed 240 rebounds (8.6 rpg.), dished out 131 assists (4.7 apg.), made 22 steals and blocked 10 shots … named MVP of team and set school record with four-triple doubles … had best game of season versus New Hampton when he scored 37 points and grabbed 12 rebounds … named Boys Club Championship MVP by scoring 20 points, getting 10 rebounds, and 10 assists.
PERSONAL: Full name is Tyrone Sidney Nash … the only child of Sidney T. Nash and Cynthia Turner … born 9-24-1988 in Queens, N.Y. … graduated from the College of Arts and Letters and majored in sociology and computer applications in 2011.
Nash[apos]s Career Statistics
Nash in the BIG EAST Conference