April 2, 2013

Greg Tynes - 2059 points

Greg Tynes, one of Seton Hall's all time greats.

While Greg Tynes will be remembered by many as a 2,000 point Division I scorer and a 500 win high school boys basketball coach, had he grown up somewhere other than Orange, NJ he may have ended up on the baseball diamond rather than the hardwood.

"It was just something that I could do," Tynes said of his baseball skills. "My sister was a really good softball player. I played all sports but entering high school I started to concentrate on basketball. Orange high school always had really good basketball teams. Maybe if I'd had been in another community I might have played baseball. I think I was a better shortstop than guard actually."

An all-around sports enthusiast growing up, his athletic exploits were put on hold early as academics were the focus growing up in the Tynes household.

"I always thought I could play but I wasn't allowed to join teams during school," Tynes said. "My mother was strict. I usually had to come home and do my homework."

During his eighth grade year, Tynes was allowed to join school teams, but it wasn't until a summer camp following his sophomore year of high school that he really gained confidence in his abilities on the basketball court.

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