Bronco Basketball Player Honored at Jacobs Tournament
Tyler Weathered's week long performance earns him a spot on the Jacobs All-Tournament Team.
The Broncos not only won a tough basketball game against Bartlett on Dec. 23, but they also scored another major victory. Senior guard Tyler Weathered was recognized for his excellence on the court during the week long tournament by being selected to the all-tournament team.
Weathered was one of nine players chosen by the tournament committee, and members of the media, for his outstanding play demonstrated during the six day grueling tournament. Like many of the areas top athletes that were highlighted in the tournament, Weathered was not short on accomplishments during the event.
Weathered was selected in part for his averaging 13.8 points during the tournament. The versatile guard's best game was a double-double dominating performance against St Charles North where he scored a season high 25 points while contributing 10 rebounds against a tough North Stars team.
But when he was asked about his 25 point performance in the Broncos win over the North Stars, the humbled and consummate teammate Weathered only wanted to talk about his fellow Broncos and their performance.
"I'm just glad we won," Weathered said. "We played unselfishly today, and that gave us some good looks. We kept up our momentum from the first half; and made sure to take it to them and not wait for them to come to us."
Prior to entering the Jacobs Tournament, Weathered's previous season high was 24 points which he had against Mundelein during the opening season Mundelein Tournament.
"We had two kids make the all-tournament team in Mundelein and he was not one of them. [Weathered] was deserving then, so it's nice to see him make it this time," Barrington's coach Bryan Tucker said of Weathered's selection to the Jacobs Team. "I'm glad for him. It's nice to see him get the recognition he deserves."
What coach Tucker is referring to is the Mundelein Tournament committee being unable know about Weatered's 22 point performance in the championship game since the choices were predetermined.
But what is remarkable about Weathered's offensive production that led the Broncos to a (3-2) record during the Jacobs Tournament and a third place finish, is that his scoring was done while an important Bronco scorer, and injured senior guard, Greg Gerrard has been sidelined with an ankle injury.
With more defenses able to focus in on Weathered, and the other Broncos, he was still asked to increase his scoring to offset the missing points provided by Gerrard while stepping-up and dishing assists without affecting his scoring.
Weathered was not only awarded a spot on the Jacobs' team for his offensive productivity but also for his menacing defense. This Bronco guard was often given difficult defensive assignments guarding some of the elite talent in the region. Weathered also showed a willingness to be physical in the paint snagging rebounds on both ends of the court.
Barrington's coach Bryan Tucker was not the least bit surprised by
Weathered's nomination to the All-Tournament team because he is all to aware of the hard work and dedication that Weathered has put in.
"Tyler's a kid that didn't get any minutes as a junior," coach Tucker said. "He just kept working hard all year."
"[Weathered] is a great message to all the other players," Tucker went on to say. "Just keep working hard and you will see the benefits."
How Tyler Weathered finished at the Jacobs Tournament:
Saturday, Dec. 18: The opening round of Tournament against Crystal Lake South started with Weathered scoring 11 points in the 47-48 Bronco loss.
Monday, Dec. 20: In a win over St. Charles North 67-56 Weathered tied his career best with 25 points and added 10 rebounds.
Tuesday, Dec. 21: A 63-30 victory over Prairie Ridge, Weathered had 13 points.
Wednesday, Dec. 22: Weathered scored 12 points in a semi-final loss to Huntley 50-52.
Thursday, Dec. 23: The Broncos capture a third place finish at the Jacobs Tournament thanks to an 8 point performance by Weathered in a 57-40 victory over Bartlett.