BY NATHAN MILNER
For her senior project, Tyler has organized a basketball game featuring 1,000-point scorers from Elk Lake High School.
Tyler said she came up with the idea as a way to pay tribute to her father, Clint Tyler, who scored 1,000 points in 1981, along with all the other basketball greats that Elk Lake has produced.
The list of basketball standouts Tyler has gotten to take part in the game includes Jim Wallace, Bob Stevenson, Clint Tyler, Ray Lasher, D.J. Wooden, Jamie Greenwood, Kurt Sherman, Tony McCann, Seth Button, Nate McGlynn, Tony Rezykowski and Chris Guiton.
Tyler was pleased that she got her “big two” of Wallace and Stevenson.
Finding and contacting the former Warrior stars was not easy, Tyler said; Wallace now lives in North Carolina and Stevenson in Missouri. “It took a lot of work through the school,” she said.
She said vice principal Al Caines and athletic director Tony Blaisure were very helpful throughout the project.
According to Tyler, all of the former EL hoopsters she contacted were honored and glad to take part in the event. “Everyone is really excited,” she said. “It should be pretty big.”
Tyler added that she thought the honor was “kind of overdue” for Elk Lake’s 1,000 point scorers.
The game will be held on Friday, Nov. 23, at 6 p.m. at Elk Lake. Price of admission is $2. There will be concessions and special t-shirts available.