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Player profile

(Updated June 2019)
Palm Beach Lakes, Fla.
high school
Palm Beach Lakes


In his second season as a member of the Seminole men’s basketball team…a member of the Seminoles’ NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 Team in 2019…has four years of eligibility remaining beginning with the 2019-20 season after suffering a knee injury prior to the start of the 2019-20 season…because of the injury, he took a redshirt season and has worked to get himself back into the Seminoles’ rotation for his second season at Florida State…shoots the ball well with range…plans to study medicine at Florida State in order to achieve his ultimate goal of becoming an orthopedic surgeon… ranked first in his class of 530 students all four years, he graduated from Palm Beach Lakes High School as the Valedictorian with a GPA of 3.96 and an HPA of 4.96…member of the National Honor Society and the Spanish Honor Society…successfully completed a dual enrollment program at Palm Beach Lakes High School and Palm Beach State College during his high school academic career…also a member of the Medical Academy at Palm Beach Lakes…is CPR and EMR trained and interned in the Pharmacy Program at Walgreens …named to the 24th annual Florida Dairy Farmers Academic All-State Team in 2018…the Academic All-State Team is a recognition program that honors 24 graduating seniors (state-wide) who excel in both athletics and academics…one of the most important special recognition programs sponsored by the FHSAA…combined his love of sports and medicine by interning as a student athletic trainer at his high school football games.


A redshirt season after undergoing surgery for a torn ACL in his right knee…underwent successful surgery on August 22, 2018…traveled to many of Florida State’s games and practiced with the team while rehabilitating his knee…a member of Florida State’s 2109 NCAA Tournament team…helped Florida State to a 29-8 overall record, to a 13-5 record in ACC play, to a fourth place finish in the ACC standings, to Florida State’s third ever appearance in the ACC Tournament Championship game and to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament…the Seminoles’ 29 overall wins and 13 ACC victories both marked records for wins in a season and ACC wins in a season.


A four-year letterman of the varsity basketball and track and field teams…served as the team captain during his junior and senior seasons…a member of the Palm Beach County Fab Five Team as a senior… scored more than 1,000 career points as he averaged 14.7 points and 5.4 rebounds during his senior year…earned All-Area and All-Conference First Team honors in his junior and senior seasons…led the team in 3-point shots made his junior and senior year…helped the Rams to a 15-7 overall record…as a junior, helped lead Palm Beach Lakes to a 26-3 record, a district title, and an appearance in the 8A State Semifinals Championship …selected as Scholar-Athlete of the Year for four consecutive years… played for his father Lorenzo, at Palm Beach Lakes…In track, set the school record for high jump at the Panther Relay Invitational…finished his high jump career 7th in the Florida High School Athletic Association State Finals.


Born May 22, 2000…Ty and his younger brother, Tre, are the sons of two FSU alum, Tera and Lorenzo Hands, a former Seminole star and four-year letterman at Florida State from 1988 to 1993…Lorenzo was a member of four NCAA Tournament teams including Florida State’s 1993 Elite Eight team…Ty’s dad also worked as an assistant coach at FSU during the 1994-1995 season…academically, Ty chose FSU over Georgetown University, University of Miami, and University of Florida…major is Exercise Physiology.