Tyler Diehl (with ball) led the University HS boys basketball team in scoring last season as a junior. The 6-4 shooting guard is the team’s tallest player, and should again be the team’s go-to player in the 2014-15 season/HC Sports Daily photo.
Tyler Diehl (with ball) led the University HS boys basketball team in scoring last season as a junior. The 6-4 shooting guard is the team’s tallest player, and should again be the team’s go-to player in the 2014-15 season/HC Sports Daily photo.
University's Tyler Diehl is no longer under the radar. He's on it.

The shooting guard who averaged over 15 points per game as a junior for the University High School boys basketball team last season, has received interest from two (2) D1 schools - Eastern Kentucky and Georgia State.

Diehl also has grown 2 inches (6-4) since last season and has beefed up some to 175 pounds.

Diehl was slowed a tad by an injury rely in the spring. He was averaging 17 points per game with his AAU team (Truth Elite of Louisville, KY.) before he got hurt, going down with a back injury. He averaged right at 20 points per game in the last high school tournament (June) at Wabash University.

Diehl really drew attention early in April before his injury when he played in a AAU King James tournament in Akron, Ohio, against two (2) nationally ranked teams.

In two games over that weekend, he scored 43 points, (26 & 17) and was 7-of-10 from behind the arc.

Yep, several of the colleges that were in attendance really took notice of him.

The following weekend, his team won the Battle Of the Boarder Classic in Louisville, in which Tyler scored 76 points in 5 games.

"Tyler is one of the hardest working athletes I have ever worked with and his improvement since his freshman year truly proves it. He has elevated his game from being just a 3-point shooter to an all-around player who works hard on both ends of the floor.,' second-year coach Brandon Lafferman said. "He is also a great teammate and student.'

Lafferman is excited about his Class A University team, too.

University HS, which played in a large high school Tournament at Wabash College, wound up going 5-2 for the day (beating Carmel) and making it to the championship game only to lose to 4A Terra Haute North by one (1) point.

"Our boys program had its best summer I can remember since coaching at University. Our numbers at all open gyms and workouts are at an all time high, and the energy in the gym is outstanding. We wrapped up the JUNE shootouts with a great run at Wabash College.'

So don't be surprised if Lafferman's Blazers, a senior-laden group (Mikhail Liston, Jacob Daniels, Jazen Cosby and Zach Duncan, along with Diehl), makes some noise in 2014-15 season.

Lafferman also said that junior Connor Holly should be a nice addition to the seniors on the varsity.

Still, there's a pretty good chance Tyler Diehl likely will be heard from the most.

And his coach expects him to lead the way.

"In order for us to have a successful season, Tyler will have to provide scoring from both inside and outside, rebound, and be a top notch defender. At 6-4, Tyler is our tallest player despite being a guard, and will be asked to guard both larger forwards and quicker guards,' Lafferman said.