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Prospect Profile

Tyler Honeycutt

  • Full Name: Tyler Honeycutt
  • Position: Forward
  • Height/Weight: 6-8 / 200
  • Birthdate: July 15, 1990
  • College: UCLA
Sacramento Kings Round 2: Pick 35

Strengths:
   * Great shot blocker
   * Length
   * Can shoot the 3
   * Good passer
   * Can score in the post
   * Hard worker

Weaknesses:

   * Needs to get stronger
   * Sometimes has trouble keeping quick guards in front of him
 

NBA projection:
Honeycutt is projected as a first-round pick. Where he goes from there depends is simple: "His NBA career is going to be decided on his commitment to the weight room," UCLA assistant coach Scott Garson said.

2010-11 Season:
Honeycutt was voted first-team All-Pac-10 after leading the Bruins to the third round of the NCAA Tournament.

Key statistics:
18.2 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 2.8 apg, 3.0 tpg, 2.0 bpg, 35.0 mpg, .406 FG, .362 3PT, .736 FT

Cool statistic:
Honeycutt, who logged most of his time at the three spot, led the Pac-10 in blocked shots. His 68 rejections were nine more than runner-up DeAngelo Casto of Washington State.

Reminds me of:
Tayshaun Prince

What Insiders Say:
UCLA assistant coach Scott Garson
"Tyler's got a whole bunch of tools on his tool belt. Which one of them is he gonna do well? That's the question."

What Outsiders Say:
Kansas coach Bill Self
"Honeycutt had a great night, he was very good tonight [after scoring 33 points against the Jayhawks]. He was by far the best player in the game."

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

UCLA
Season G MPG FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT RPG APG SPG BPG PTS AVG
2009-10 26 27.7 69 139 .496 39 65 .600 6.5 2.7 1.5 1.2 187 7.2
2010-11 33 35.0 144 355 .406 78 106 .736 7.2 2.8 0.9 2.1 421 12.8
Totals 59 31.7 213 494 .431 117 171 .684 6.9 2.8 1.2 1.7 608 10.3
Three-point field goals: 2009-10, 10-for-29 (.345); 2010-11, 55-for-152 (.362). Totals: 65-for-181 (.359).

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