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Prospect Profile

Alex Tyus

  • Full Name: Alex Tyus
  • Position: Forward
  • Height/Weight: 6-8 / 220
  • Birthdate: January 8, 1988
  • College: Florida

Strengths:
  * Athletic
  * Active and lively presence
  * Has ability to face up

Weaknesses:
  * Needs to become a more consistent offensive rebounder
  * Needs to be able to guard more than one position
 

NBA projection:
Could become a role player in the NBA by focusing on being a multi-position defender, or an active rebounder.

2010-11 Season:
Started every game for a team that reached the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament. Played his role as a complimentary scorer/rebounder, reaching double-figure scoring in 17 games and rebounding in double figure six times. Played some of the best basketball of his career in the NCAA Tournament, including a 19-points, 17-rebound game. The 17 boards set a Florida NCAA Tournament record.

Key statistics:
9.1 ppg, 6.2 rpg, 25.1 mpg, .500 FG, .333 3PT, .630 FT

Cool statistic:
Tyus never fouled out of a game in his four-year Florida career that spanned 140 games. … Tyus became just the fifth player in the Billy Donovan era at Florida to reach 500 career field goals. The others: Udonis Haslem, Matt Bonner, David Lee, Anthony Roberson and Chandler Parsons.

Reminds me of:
When he's active, a smaller version of former Florida star Joakim Noah.

What Insiders Say:
Florida coach Billy Donovan
"In the NBA, 80 percent of the players are filling a role," Donovan said. "Two or three guys on each team do the bulk of the scoring. The other guys have a role. Alex needs to learn, 'What kind of niche do I need to carve out for myself?'"

What Outsiders Say:
BYU coach Dave Rose
"Tyus is a really good player—athletic, long, a guy who can hit shots from the perimeter."

Chris Dortch is the editor of the Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook.

Florida
Season G MPG FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT RPG APG SPG BPG PTS AVG
2007-08 36 12.7 68 126 .540 19 35 .543 2.6 0.3 0.1 0.6 155 4.3
2008-09 36 26.2 195 330 .591 61 89 .685 6.2 0.7 0.5 0.8 451 12.5
2009-10 34 28.4 164 326 .503 69 101 .683 6.9 0.4 0.5 1.0 401 11.8
2010-11 36 25.1 133 266 .500 58 92 .630 6.2 0.8 0.4 0.8 326 9.1
Totals 142 23.0 560 1048 .534 207 317 .653 5.4 0.6 0.4 0.8 1333 9.4
Three-point field goals: 2007-08, 0-FOR-0 (.000); 2008-09, 0-FOR-0 (.000); 2009-10, 4-FOR-10 (.400); 2010-11, 2-FOR-6 (.333). TOTALS: 6-FOR-16 (.375).

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