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Tyler Betsey from St. Thomas More was named the Gatorade Gatorade Connecticut Boys Basketball Player of the Year. He is receiving interest from several Division I schools, including UConn.
Hillhouse’s Avery Sutton, left, defends a shot by Windsor’s Tyler Betsey during the Academic’s 76-70 victory at the Robert Saulsbury Basketball Invitational tournament at the Floyd Little Athletic Center in New Haven, Conn. on Saturday, February 2, 2022. Betsey, now at St. Thomas More, was selected Gatorade’s Connecticut Boys Basketball Player of the Year.
Tyler Betsey shows some low post moves during a recent scrimmage at St. Thomas More.
Tyler Betsey from St. Thomas More has been named the 2022-23 Gatorade Connecticut Boys Basketball Player of the Year. Gatorade announced the selection in a release Wednesday morning.
Betsey, a former GameTimeCT all-state selection at Windsor during the 2021-22 season before transferring, is the fourth Gatorade Connecticut Boys Basketball Player of the Year to be chosen from St. Thomas More.
Betsey is ranked as the nation’s No. 53 recruit in the Class of 2024 by ESPN. Several Division I schools, including UConn, have shown interest in Betsey.
The 6-foot-8, 200-pound junior forward led the Chancellors to the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council Class AAA quarterfinals this past season. Betsey averaged 21 points, five rebounds and three assists per game and was a First Team All-NEPSAC selection in Class AAA.
Gatorade considers academic achievement and community involvement in making its selections. Betsey has maintained a 4.0 GPA. He is also a member of the study, kayaking and cooking clubs at St. Thomas More and has volunteered locally on behalf of a Christmas gift and food drive.
“Tyler is an unbelievable worker,” said St. Thomas More coach Jere Quinn in the release. “His improvement has catapulted him to the pinnacle of recruitment and he’s accomplished this with modesty. You wouldn’t know his capabilities by his demeanor.”
Betsey averaged 23 points, six rebounds, three assists and two steals per game for Windsor last season, helping the team reach the Division I and CCC tournament semifinalists.