Nevada lands Bridgton Academy player


RENO, Nev. (AP) – Tyrone Hanson, a 6-foot-6 small forward from a Maine prep school who had been considering attending George Mason University, signed a letter of intent Wednesday to play basketball at Nevada next season.

Hanson, whose hometown is Manhasset, N.Y., hit 42 percent of his 3-pointers and averaged 15 points and six rebounds last season for Bridgton Academy in Bridgton, Maine.

Nevada coach Mark Fox said Hanson is a good shooter who will help fill the need for another wing man.

“Tyrone is a talented offensive player. We are excited about his length, athleticism and character,” Fox said Wednesday.

Hanson made 11 of 13 baskets from 3-point range in one game this season for Bridgton, which won the New England Class A Prep Championship.

Hanson decided against visiting the George Mason campus in Fairfax, Va., after he made his official visit to Nevada last weekend.

“I was trying to find a flaw in the school. I really couldn’t find one. I liked the coaches and the players. I could see myself blossom there,” Hanson told the Reno Gazette-Journal.