Tyler Lydon

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Tyler Lydon
Tyler Lydon.jpg
Lydon playing for Syracuse
Free agent
PositionPower forward
Personal information
Born (1996-04-09) April 9, 1996 (age 26)
Hudson, New York
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school
CollegeSyracuse (2015–2017)
NBA draft2017 / Round: 1 / Pick: 24th overall
Selected by the Utah Jazz
Playing career2017–present
Career history
20172019Denver Nuggets
2017Rio Grande Valley Vipers
2019Capital City Go-Go
Stats Edit this at Wikidata at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Tyler Robert Lydon (born April 9, 1996) is a former American professional basketball player. He played college basketball for the Syracuse Orange.

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.[1] 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.[2] Lydon committed to Syracuse University to play college basketball.[3]

College career

As a freshman at Syracuse, Lydon averaged 10.1 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game.[4][5] 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.[6][7]

Professional career

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.[8][9] On March 3, 2019, Lydon was assigned to the Capital City Go-Go.[10] 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.[11]

On July 17, 2019, Lydon signed with the Sacramento Kings.[12] On October 21, 2019, the Sacramento Kings announced that they had waived Lydon.[13]

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.[14] He also indicated that he would retire as a basketball player after the tournament.[15]

Career statistics

Legend
  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

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2017–18 Denver 1 0 2.0 .0 .0 .0 .0 .0
2018–19 Denver 25 0 3.8 .500 .400 .333 .7 .2 .1 .0 .9
Career 26 0 3.7 .500 .400 .333 .7 .2 .1 .0 .9

NBA G League

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2017–18 Rio Grande Valley 15 13 31.3 .529 .377 .737 8.3 2.1 1.1 .5 12.8
2018–19 Capital City 8 7 33.5 .460 .354 .600 9.1 2.5 .8 .5 13.3
Career 23 20 32.1 .502 .368 .676 8.6 2.2 1.0 .5 12.9

College

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2015–16 Syracuse 37 0 30.3 .479 .405 .774 6.3 1.1 1.1 1.8 10.1
2016–17 Syracuse 34 34 36.1 .473 .395 .836 8.6 2.1 1.0 1.4 13.2
Career 71 34 33.1 .476 .400 .809 7.4 1.6 1.1 1.6 11.6

References

  1. ^ "Tyler Lydon, former Stissing Mountain High School student, leaving Syracuse for NBA draft". The Daily Freeman. March 22, 2017. Retrieved July 1, 2017.
  2. ^ "2014 FIBA Americas U18 Championship for Men". www.usab.com. USA Basketball. July 1, 2014. Retrieved 20 May 2020.
  3. ^ Syracuse basketball recruit Tyler Lydon a confessed country boy spurred by competition
  4. ^ 'Shoeless' Tyler Lydon comes of age for Syracuse
  5. ^ Tyler Lydon could become Orange's next star
  6. ^ Syracuse wing Tyler Lydon declares for NBA draft
  7. ^ With NBA within reach, friends say Tyler Lydon won't change
  8. ^ "Denver Nuggets Assign Lydon/Transfer Craig, Morris to G League". NBA.com. October 23, 2017. Retrieved October 23, 2017.
  9. ^ Gross, Gordon (November 8, 2017). "Tyler Lydon recalled from the G League". denverstiffs.com. Retrieved November 19, 2017.
  10. ^ "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.
  11. ^ Lewis, Daniel C. (2018-10-31). "Nuggets decline third-year option for Tyler Lydon". Denver Stiffs. Retrieved 2019-07-15.
  12. ^ "Kings Sign Tyler Lydon". NBA.com. July 17, 2019. Retrieved July 17, 2019.
  13. ^ "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.
  14. ^ 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.
  15. ^ 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.

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