Men’s basketball secures second Class of 2024 commit

Tyler Brelsford, a 6-foot-4-inch point guard from Baltimore, will join the men’s basketball program in 2020.

Brelsford announced his commitment to GW on Twitter Sunday. He is the second Class of 2024 recruit after Lincoln Ball announced his plans to join the program on April 11.

“Attending a school with world class academics while also playing high-level basketball is extremely important to me,” Brelsford said in the tweet.

The high school junior shot 47.8 percent from beyond the arc and averaged 11.7 points per game in the Adidas Gauntlet, a travel-team circuit for aspiring college recruits, according to the New World Basketball Academy. He has a year of basketball ahead of him at Mount Saint Joseph High School before he joins the program in 2020.

Brelsford is the fourth commit under head coach Jamion Christian, who is piecing together his first recruiting class as the team’s head coach. Shawn Walker Jr. and Jameer Nelson Jr. also announced their commitments to the team on April 3 and April 16, respectively.

Brelsford will join ten returning members of last season’s roster. Sophomore guard Terry Nolan Jr., freshman guard Shandon Brown and freshman forward Marcus Littles will not return to the team next season.

“I am honored to play for one of the most aggressive, committed and accomplished coaching staffs that I have gotten to know throughout this recruiting process,” Brelsford said in the tweet. “I’m thrilled to play for a young and proven coach that has a winning track record and success coaching guards.”

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