Archbishop Wood's Tyree Pickron to play college basketball at Quinnipiac

Archbishop Wood’s Tyree Pickron (10) drives past Martin Luther King’s Mikey Robinson in the PIAA District 12 Class 5A final last season. LOU RABITO / Staff

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.