Archbishop Wood’s Tyree Pickron, a quick-footed wing guard, announced his commitment to play basketball at Quinnipiac on Friday.
The 6-foot-2, 175-pound senior chose the Bobcats, who compete in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, over runners-up Bowling Green and Stony Brook.
“I visited Quinnipiac twice,” Pickron said. “I really bonded with their coaches and players, and I feel like it’s a place where I can succeed.”
Pickron averaged 13.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 2.1 assists last season while helping the Vikings go 28-3, win their first Catholic League championship, and claim the PIAA Class 5A state title. He drilled 63 three-pointers.
Quinnipiac went 10-21 overall and 7-13 in conference action in 2016-17. Baker Dunleavy, who spent the last seven seasons as a Villanova assistant, was hired as the squad’s head coach in late March.
“I believe the team is going to get better,” said Pickron, a starter at Wood since his freshman year. “That’s one of the reasons why I’m going there. I want to be part of the turnaround.”
Pickron, who played AAU ball for K-Low Elite over the summer, was a first-team all-Catholic selection last season.