Photos from the men's basketball practice on March 23, 2017 prior to the Sweet 16 game against South Carolina.
Four-year letterwinner for head coach Lenny Bert at Putnam City West High School in Oklahoma City, Okla. ... Ranked No. 1 in state's 2016 recruiting class and No. 88 nationally by 247Sports.com ... Four-star recruit according to 247Sports.com, Rivals.com and Scout.com ... Three-time The Oklahoman Big All-City honoree ... Selected 2015 All-State by Oklahoma Coaches Association ... Named The Oklahoman's 2015 Big All-City Player of the Year and a Super 5 selection ... Averaged 20.2 points, 9.1 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game while leading Patriots to 24-3 record and Class 6A state semifinals during 2014-15 senior season ... Scored career-high 41 points to lead PC West to road win at No. 6-ranked Midwest City ... Averaged 17.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game during 2013-14 season ... Named tournament MVP after leading team to 2014 Jr. Orange Bowl Classic title ... Helped PC West climb to No. 1 state Class 6A ranking after leading team to 2014 Putnam City Invitational title, where he was named tournament MVP ... Played final game of season on Feb. 7 due to health scare ... Missed remainder of season after being diagnosed with pulmonary embolism and seven blood clots in lungs.
Full name is Tyson Malik Jolly ... Born August 10, 1997, in Muskogee, Okla. ... Son of Latron and Neoshia Jolly ... Pre-Business major.