Tucker Haymond stepped up in a big way after Tony Wroten's departure from Garfield high school. The 6'5" shooting guard prospect averaged just over 20 points and 10 rebounds a game for a team that finished sixth place in this year's 4A state tournament.
Despite the amount of postseason accolades collected — 4A KingCo Player of the Year, Seattle Times All-State First Team, 4A State Tournament First Team — Haymond has his mind set on next season already.
"I want to win state. I want a ring," said Haymond.
Seattle University head coach Cameron Dollar offered Haymond his second scholarship offer after watching him in the state tournament. Haymond also holds an offer from Western Michigan.
Other schools currently recruiting him include various WCC schools and some Pac-12 schools including Arizona, Gonzaga and Washington that are showing soft interest. Haymond also went on an unofficial visit to Memphis after the state tournament and thoroughly enjoyed the school and its campus.
"I have a complete open mind and really don't have a preference right now," said Haymond on his current recruitment.
Since the end of the high school basketball season Haymond has been working out at various gyms in the Seattle area. He's been putting in several hours of training time with local basketball legend Joyce Walker as well.
Haymond will be starring for Seattle Rotary Select I this summer alongside his Garfield teammate Tre"vaunte Williams. The two often played in the low post for the Bulldogs this past season even though Haymond is considered to be play the two-guard in college.
"I had no problem playing in the low-post. I was willing to do whatever I had to do to win," said Haymond.
Those who want to watch Haymond will also be able to watch him in Jamal Crawford's Summer Pro-Am League this coming summer.
Correction -- This article originally incorrectly stated Haymonds' visit to Memphis was an official visit. It actually was an unofficial visit.