Iona Prep Grad, Virginia Win Title

Iona Prep graduate Ty Jerome finished with 16 points, six rebounds and eight assists, leading the University of Virginia men’s basketball team to an 85-77 overtime victory over Texas Tech in the NCAA Division I title game on Monday night.

Jerome, a junior, earned a spot on the Final Four’s all-tournament team.

“We couldn’t be prouder of our Scholar-Athlete, who has proven himself time and again,” said Alex Malecki, director of communications & marketing at Iona Prep. “From a double-hip surgery that cost him a majority of his senior season, to last year’s humbling opening-round loss, Ty has demonstrated the faith, determination and perseverance–hallmarks of a Gael–in reaching the summit of college basketball Monday night. His alma mater is abuzz with excitement, and his accolades well-deserved.”

The Cavaliers scored 11 consecutive points in overtime to take an 81-73 lead with 23 seconds remaining.

Photo caption: Ty Jerome signs his National Letter of Intent to attend the University of Virginia on a scholarship.

PHOTO COURTESY OF IONA PREP

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