Defending Big South Champions Return Eight From Last Season's (28-6) Squad
High School: A two-sport standout at Hickory High School in Hickory, N.C., will play both basketball and baseball for the Chants next season ... Averaged 17 points, 7.8 rebounds and 3.0 assists last season to help lead Hickory High School to a 23-4 overall record and a No. 3 ranking in the state of North Carolina ... Selected to the all-district first team and was named to the all-star team in his conference ... Drafted in the 38th round of the 2011 amateur draft by the Boston Red Sox.
Personal: Full name is Tyler Christopher Poole ... Son of Traci and Chris Poole ... Has two siblings, Caroline and Travis.