|Born||April 9, 1996|
Hudson, New York
|Listed height||6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)|
|Listed weight||225 lb (102 kg)|
|NBA draft||2017 / Round: 1 / Pick: 24th overall|
|Selected by the Utah Jazz|
|2017||→Rio Grande Valley Vipers|
|2019||→Capital City Go-Go|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
High School career
Lydon attended Stissing Mountain High School in Pine Plains, New York, then spent two years at New Hampton School in New Hampton, New Hampshire. In 2014, he represented the United States at the FIBA Americas Under-18 Championship in Colorado Springs. He led the team in rebounds despite not starting any games en route to a gold medal. Lydon committed to Syracuse University to play college basketball.
As a freshman at Syracuse, Lydon averaged 10.1 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game. As a sophomore, he averaged 13.2 points, 8.6 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game. After the season, he entered the 2017 NBA draft.
Denver Nuggets (2017–2019)
In the 2017 NBA draft, Lydon was selected by the Utah Jazz with the 24th pick in the first round, and was subsequently traded to the Denver Nuggets shortly after being selected as a part of the deal for Donovan Mitchell. Lydon was assigned to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA G League on October 23, 2017, before being recalled back to the Nuggets on November 8. On March 3, 2019, Lydon was assigned to the Capital City Go-Go. The Nuggets declined to pick up the third year option for Lydon's contract for the 2019–20 season, making him an unrestricted free agent.
In July 2021, Lydon participated in The Basketball Tournament. He played for the Boeheim's Army and won the winner-take-all $1 million prize. He also indicated that he would retire as a basketball player after the tournament.
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
NBA G League
|2017–18||Rio Grande Valley||15||13||31.3||.529||.377||.737||8.3||2.1||1.1||.5||12.8|
- "Tyler Lydon, former Stissing Mountain High School student, leaving Syracuse for NBA draft". The Daily Freeman. March 22, 2017. Retrieved July 1, 2017.
- "2014 FIBA Americas U18 Championship for Men". www.usab.com. USA Basketball. July 1, 2014. Retrieved 20 May 2020.
- Syracuse basketball recruit Tyler Lydon a confessed country boy spurred by competition
- 'Shoeless' Tyler Lydon comes of age for Syracuse
- Tyler Lydon could become Orange's next star
- Syracuse wing Tyler Lydon declares for NBA draft
- With NBA within reach, friends say Tyler Lydon won't change
- "Denver Nuggets Assign Lydon/Transfer Craig, Morris to G League". NBA.com. October 23, 2017. Retrieved October 23, 2017.
- Gross, Gordon (November 8, 2017). "Tyler Lydon recalled from the G League". denverstiffs.com. Retrieved November 19, 2017.
- "We have assigned Tyler Lydon to the Capital City Go-Go of the G League". Denver Nuggets on Twitter. March 3, 2019. Retrieved March 10, 2019.
- Lewis, Daniel C. (2018-10-31). "Nuggets decline third-year option for Tyler Lydon". Denver Stiffs. Retrieved 2019-07-15.
- "Kings Sign Tyler Lydon". NBA.com. July 17, 2019. Retrieved July 17, 2019.
- "Kings Announce Roster Moves Wenyen Gabriel Elevated to Roster Spot, DaQuan Jeffries Added as Two-Way Contract". NBA.com. October 21, 2019. Retrieved October 21, 2019.
- Vasudevan, Anish (24 July 2021). "4th-quarter push catapults Boeheim's Army to victory over Forces of Seoul, 65-53". The Daily Orange. Retrieved 6 August 2021.
- Ditota, Donna (2 August 2021). "Tyler Lydon says this stint with Boeheim's Army will end basketball playing career". The Post-Standard. Retrieved 6 August 2021.