Ty Virgil

Ty Virgil, shown here in a recent Delta League basketball game against Jesuit, has left Sheldon High School at mid-season and has enrolled at a prep school in Connecticut.

Junior basketball player Ty Virgil enrolled this past week at defending prep school champion Putnam Science of Connecticut. During a game against Granada High School of Livermore Jan. 7, Virgil left the bench before the end of the contest.

Virgil, a junior, looked destined to be one of the top performers this season for the Huskies, after transferring in from Modesto Christian. He scored 32 points in a holiday tournament game against Pinnacle on Dec. 27.

In 12 games played at Sheldon Virgil averaged 16.4 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.2 assists a game.

He tweeted last week that he has verbally committed to playing collegiately at Washington State.

Virgil is the second basketball player from an Elk Grove Unified school to leave this season and enroll at a prep school out of state. Ben Roseborough, after playing at Sacramento High School and Prolific Prep in Napa, tried to become eligible at Monterey Trail earlier this season, but the Sac-Joaquin Section ruled that because the junior was transferring a second time, he would not be eligible for varsity play, but could play for the junior varsity team. Roseborough enrolled at a Colorado Prep in Denver.

According to 24-7 Sports, Roseborough, a guard, already has offers from San Francisco University, Nevada and San Jose State.

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John Hull has been with the Citizen sports department since 2007. His background is in radio and television then spent 15 years as a media production teacher at Cosumnes River College and Luther Burbank High School, retiring in 2019.