Tyler Honeycutt is Honoring His Commitment ...

... to his team-mates in Sylmar High School's volleyball team. Great article from the LA Times on how future Ben Ball warrior is a man of his word:

He was named to the Parade magazine All-American basketball team this month, has a scholarship waiting for him at UCLA and could be the key recruit for Coach Ben Howland this fall.

Most teenagers in his situation would be focusing day and night on preparing for his freshman year of collegiate basketball.

Honeycutt lifts weights every day and spends an hour in the gym shooting jump shots by himself, but he refuses to abandon the friends he made on the volleyball team four years ago when he was a no-name freshman.

"I made a commitment," he said.

And so there he is, the top volleyball player at Sylmar and perhaps in the City Section, playing a sport he will probably never compete in again, just so he can help the Spartans win a championship.

It's his way of showing loyalty, and it's a breath of fresh air in an era where standout teenage athletes are always in a hurry to get their first big paycheck or make it to the NBA, the NFL or the major leagues.

The LAT has posted a pretty awesome video of TH playing volleyball:

I imagine that tape might make Al Scates salivate. Although it sounds like TH is totally committed to playing Ben Ball once he gets to Westwood. This is something he has been dreaming about all his life:

He remembers as a 7-year-old standing on a bed at home and telling his mother, "One day, I'm going to play basketball for UCLA."

His dream is coming true, and more important, his character and work ethic are coming through.

Just another reason I am so excited about watchjing next year's edition of Ben Ball warriors with our without Holiday.


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