RICHMOND, Va. – Explosive guard Tyler Maye (Farmville, N.C./Farmville Central) has signed with VCU, Rams' Coach Mike Rhoades announced Wednesday. Maye revealed his choice publicly Wednesday morning during a ceremony at his high school in Farmville, North Carolina.
A 6-foot-2, 170-pound point guard, Maye averaged 36 points, seven rebounds and four assists per game this season for Farmville Central. A three-star recruit, Maye picked VCU over interest from Nebraska, Kansas State, Dayton, East Carolina and others.
As a junior, Maye poured in 25 points a game for Farmville Central and led the Jaguars to a 28-0 record and the North Carolina 2A State Championship. For his efforts, he was named tournament MVP. Maye once scored 51 points in a single game.
Maye is one of six newcomers slated to suit up for the Rams in 2017-18. He joins incoming freshmen Marcus Santos-Silva, Sean Mobley and Lewis Djonkam, as well as transfers Marcus Evans (Rice) and Khris Lane (Longwood).
VCU finished 26-9 last season and reached the NCAA Tournament for the seventh consecutive year.