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Idaho men’s basketball signs Cameron Tyson, Bothell High’s all-time leading scorer

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MOSCOW, Idaho – Cameron Tyson of Bothell, Washington, signed his National Letter of Intent on Thursday to join the Idaho men’s basketball program this summer.

Tyson played for Bothell High School under head coach Ron Bollinger, earning All-KingCo 4A first-team honors as a senior. He wrapped up his career as Bothell’s all-time leading scorer, passing NBA star Zach Lavine.

The Cougars went 21-3 last year with Tyson averaging 26.6 points, five rebounds and 4.4 assists per game. As a junior in 2016-17, Tyson averaged 21.5 points, 9.6 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game.

“We identified Cameron more than two years ago as a guy that we thought would be a great fit for the Vandals, and we are extremely excited that he has chosen to join us,” Vandals head coach Don Verlin said.

Verlin is no stranger to recruiting in the area. Bothell High grad Perrion Callandret just wrapped up his Vandals career.

“What immediately jumps out about Cameron is that he can really, really shoot the ball and that his range extends beyond the NBA 3-point line,” Verlin said. “We believe that he has the skill level and the physical strength to come in and compete at a high level right away.

“He also fits the profile of the type of player that we want in the program. He is a really high-character guy with a tremendous work ethic and a passion for the game.”