Tyus Battle named Courier News boys basketball Player of the Year — Cuse Clicks

A little incentive went a long way for young Tyus Battle. His dad Gary Battle, an All-American at the University of New Haven, put a basketball in the 5-year-old’s hands and made him a deal. “He said if I could dribble the ball for 30 minutes a day he would take me for ice cream,” Tyus said. “That’s where it all started.” Who knows where it will end, but after the past four months, the trajectory is sky-high for the Gill St. Bernard’s guard.

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Wes Cheng

About Wes Cheng

Wes has worked for Rivals.com covering the New York Knicks, as well as for Scout.com covering Syracuse athletics. Wes has also worked for the South China Morning Post (Hong Kong) and reported on the NBA and MLB for the New York Sportscene. A native of Long Island, New York, Wes graduated from Syracuse University in 2005. Follow him on Twitter @ChengWes.
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