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North Catholic junior guard/forward Tess Myers announced that she’ll be staying home and will play her college basketball at Duquesne.
— Tess Myers (@tessmyers24) June 17, 2019
This was special for the Tess and her family because her father, Joe, played college basketball at Duquesne where he was a 1,000-point scorer.
“When I got the offer, I went and made a visit to the campus,” Myers told PSN, “After talking to a lot of coaches and you visit, you kind of just know. After my visit, I felt everything felt right and things had just fallen into place for me. I just figured, why not just commit before the July period and I can just play out my AAU season. At the end of the day, it was perfect for me to commit to Duquesne.”
While some athletes aren’t drawn towards in their hometown, Tess Myers isn’t one of those players.
”That was very important to me. Duquesne started recruiting me later in the process and in the back of my mind, I always wanted to get an offer from them. So, being able to play at home is important to me. I’m super close to my family and we’re close-knit, so it’s important to me to have the chance to have familiar faces in the stand.”
“When I told Coach Burt he was super excited,” said Myers. “We’ve become close and he believes I’ll be a special player at Duquesne. He has a lot of confidence I’m me so I’m excited.”
Burt isn’t the only coach that believes Myers can do special things on “The Bluff.”
Pittsburgh Sports Now caught up with Paul Zeise, one of Myers’ assistant coaches on the AAU Western Pennsylvania Bruins, who believes Burt landed a good one.
“Tess is the ultimate offensive weapon and can score at all three levels,” said Zeise. “She is an excellent shooter, she has the strength to score at the rim. She is one of the most skilled players we have in the program and because of her size, she can play and guard multiple positions.
“She also has every intangible a coach is looking for – she is tough, she is a high basketball IQ kid, she works her tail off on her game. She isn’t just an offensive player, either, as she has become an excellent defensive player. I expect her to have a great career in the Atlantic 10.”
Last season at North Catholic, Myers averaged 15.7 points/game, 5.6 rebounds, 3 assists and 2.3 steals.