Ty Jerome: Overcoming Adversity to Win a Championship

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Ty Jerome: Overcoming Adversity to Win a Championship
Ty Jerome: Overcoming Adversity to Win a Championship

Ty Jerome grew up in New York where he was a four-year varsity star at Iona Preparatory School in New Rochelle. Although he wasn't receiving much interest from schools early on, that all changed when he caught the eye of the University of Virginia's Head Coach Tony Bennett during his sophomore season. “It was almost like this is too good to be true,” Bennett said. “He was young. He was just in the spring of his sophomore year and had no name, kind of under the radar…I just saw him like, 'Wow, he's really good.' But I kind of just dismissed it because I was like surely, he doesn't have anybody on him.” Fortunately for Jerome, Bennett didn't end his scouting there. “When I saw him a couple months

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