This Week's Student Spotlight: Tyler Sayre

Star forward for the Falcons.


School: Senior at Albertus Magnus High School

Age: 18

If you follow high school basketball you most likely have recently heard or read the name Tyler Sayre. Sayre is a star forward for the Albertus Magnus High School Boys Varsity team. Towering at six foot, five inches he is having a phenomenal season.  Just last week he scored his joining an elite group of basketball standouts.

Sayre reached this milestone point in his home gym as Albertus took on and defeated Xavier High School in the Martin Luther King Day Tournament. In that game alone he score 32 points.

"The 1,000th point felt really good and it was good to get it over with. I was happy I was able to do it at home because I love playing in that gym and it was good to accomplish that at home. It's a team thing too because we have had good teams for all three of my years and playoff runs definitely help in accomplishing something like that," said Sayre.

His modesty and acknowledgement of the team effort that helped him achieve such a coveted miletstone is insight into the type of person that Sayre is. However, his achievements speak for themselves.

Sayre has been playing on the varsity team since his sophomore year. Over the course of the past two years he has been awarded:

  • 2010 won the Empire State Games Gold Medal
  • 2010 2nd Team All-County
  • 2011 MVP and Section 1 Tournament Champions
  • 2011 MVP of the Slam Dunk Tournament
  • 2011 2nd Team All-County
  • 2011 5th Team All-State

So far this year, 2012, he has already achieved one goal, scoring over 1,000 points. And there are still about six games left to be played in the regular season.

The bottom line to Sayre's success and outstanding accomplishments is that he loves the game.

"I have basically been playing basketball since first grade at St. Gregory's where I played CYO."

Not only is Sayre a standout on the court but in the classroom as well.  He has been an honor student all four years at Albertus, making first or second honors every quarter. He has taken AP Biology and is currently taking AP Calculus. In addition to playing basketball, Sayre has been on the golf team for four years.

He has completed over 60 hours of community service while at Albertus.

"I have worked all of the Open Houses at Albertus representing the basketball team. Also, as a team we have practiced in front of CYO coaches for St. Gregory's, St. Francis and the county CYO coaches clinic at Pearl River High School. I also worked the Joe Fitz memorial tournament in my freshman and sophomore years."

This unassuming young man is as all-American as they come. He is an asset to his team, coaches, players, and teachers. Wherever his path may take him, upon graduation there is no doubt he will continue to thrive.

"I definitely plan on playing basketball and am going to decide where I'm going after the season."

A credit to his ability is to stay focused. With a full course load and an intense basketball season, Sayre is concentrating on one thing at a time. As the saying goes, 'jack of all trades, master of nothing'. Sayre has proven to be the opposite of this. Master of everything he puts his mind too.

Congratulations on your 1,000th point and an already successful season. Best of luck in the post season and with the last few months of your senior year.

If you are interested in catching a game before Sayre and his teammates wrap up the 2012 basketball season, click here for the schedule.


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