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Charlotte 49ers sign reclassified guard Tyler Bertam to men’s basketball team

Tyler Bertram, a 6-foot-4 guard who played last high school basketball season at Vermont Prep, has signed with the Charlotte 49ers.
Tyler Bertram, a 6-foot-4 guard who played last high school basketball season at Vermont Prep, has signed with the Charlotte 49ers. Charlotte 49ers Athletics

The Charlotte 49ers added another player to their men’s basketball program Thursday, signing 6-foot-4 guard Tyler Bertram.

Bertram had originally planned to play another year of high school at Vermont Prep, but decided to reclassify to the class of 2018. He will redshirt this season at Charlotte

“We are ecstatic to have the opportunity to bring Tyler into the 49ers’ program a year ahead of schedule,” first-year 49ers coach Ron Sanchez said in a statement. “Tyler brings a skill set that will function well with our program. His character and leadership are a tremendous bonus.”

Bertram averaged nearly 20 points per game and made 39 percent of his 3-pointers last season for Vermont Prep. He played his first three seasons of high school at Cooperstown (N.Y.) High.

Bertram is the third player Sanchez has signed since coming to Charlotte in March, joining guard Malik Martin, forward Branden Younger and guard Jordan Shepherd, a transfer from Oklahoma who will sit out the season. Forward Dravon Mangum and guard Cooper Robb signed with the 49ers last November.

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