Name: Tylan Kinsey
City/State: Inglewood, California
Position: Combo Guard
Grassroots Team: The Truth
Graduation Year: Class of 2027
Possible High Schools: Lynwood, St. Bernard, John Bosco
Who is your favorite player right now?
It has to be Steph Curry. He is a player that leaves it all on the floor every night. Even when he is in a slump he is giving it all he has.
What are some things that you are currently working on?
I am really working on becoming a three-level scorer. Especially working on my mid-range and that lateral movement. finishing through contact off of 1 and 2 feet.
What is your dream school?
My dream school is Duke, Virginia or Villanova.
Who do you model your game after?
I model my game after Kevin Durant. He has a very dynamic style of play, he has a nice mid-range and he knows how to get to his spots.
How would you describe your style of play?
I would describe my style of play as an all around player as Prep Hoops stated. One game I’m putting up 15-20 points on a decent shooting percentage, then the next game I might be in a slump but I’m still dynamic on defense. I can make good plays, I can put up good numbers for my team, and I can make great defensive plays.
Are there any hooper sin the family?
There aren’t really any professional players in the family but there are many people that were on the journey.
When did you start playing basketball?
One day I went to my friends game, I was maybe 5-6 years old, and I wasn’t really into basketball, I was kind of into baseball and soccer. As the game went on, I started to like the intensity, and what the players were doing. As time went by, I started to love the game if basketball, and I got into the AAU circuit at around 8 years old. I started taking basketball serious in late 2020 and now I’m here, since 8 years old.
What did you learn about yourself in this last event at the West Coast Kick-Off?
What I learned from the tournament was no matter who’s watching or who cares what you’re doing, always play hard.