Tyler Honeycutt - Draft Prospect Profile
Height: 6-8 Weight: 188lbs
Hometown: Los Angeles,CA
Tyler Honeycutt played in the final 26 games, averaging 27.7 minutes per contest while making 18 starts at forward ... he scored in 24 of the 26 games he played in, reaching double figures nine times, including a season-high 18 points in 34 minutes in a win over Oregon State (Feb. 25) ... grabbed at least two rebounds in every game, including a season-high 13 (11 defensive) in a home loss to Oregon (Feb. 27) ... got off to a slow start when an injury sidelined him for the first six games of the season, but he responded well, becoming the third freshman to lead the Bruins in rebounding (6.5 rpg, 9th in Pac-10) in the last five years ... joined Luc Richard Mbah a Moute (8.2 rpg in 2006) and Kevin Love (10.6 rpg in 2008) in that exclusive club ... he led all Pac-10 freshmen with four double-doubles, and those came over the last 11 games of the season where he averaged 9.8 points and 7.4 rebounds during that span ... finished fifth on the team in scoring (7.2 ppg) ... proved to be a stat sheet stuffer as he also led the Bruins in blocks (31, 1.2 bpg), which ranked seventh in the Pac-10, and in steals (39, 1.5 spg), which was tied for sixth in the league ... also ranked sixth in the league in Pac-10 games in rebounding (7.2 rpg), fifth in blocks (1.4 bpg), fifth in steals (1.7 spg), eighth in assists (3.3 apg) and fifth in assist to turnover ratio (1.3, 60 AST, 46 TO) ... recorded the first of his four double-doubles on the year with 13 points and 10 rebounds in an overtime loss at Oregon (Jan. 28) ... his second double-double came two games later with 12 points and 11 rebounds in a home win over Stanford (Feb. 4) ... also added eight assists, three blocks and two steals against the Cardinal ... third double-double was 18 points and 10 rebounds in a home win over Oregon State (Feb. 25)... final double-double was 11 points and 11 rebounds in a loss at Arizona (Mar. 4) ... he missed the first six games (vs. Cal State Fullerton, Nov. 16; vs. Cal State Bakersfield, Nov. 20; vs. Pepperdine, Nov. 23; vs. Portland, Nov. 26; vs. No. 12 Butler, Nov. 27 and vs. Long Beach State, Nov. 29) after an MRI on Nov. 8 revealed a stress reaction in his right tibia ... made his first start of the season in the overtime win at California (Jan. 6) and never relinquished the spot ... also in the Oregon game (Feb. 27) where he had the season-high 13 rebounds, he also recorded a season-high nine assists and added three steals and two blocks to go along with four points (was 2-for-4 from the field) ... was named to the Pac-10's All-Freshman team ... was a three-time award winner at the team's annual postseason banquet, earning the Gerald A. Finerman Award (team rebounding leader), the Bruin Bench Basketball Award (for most improvement in all-around play and mental attitude), and shared the Seymour Armond Memorial Award/Most Valuable Freshman with Reeves Nelson.
Full name: Tyler Deon Honeycutt ... born in Los Angeles, Calif., on July 15, 1990 ... his mother is Lisa Stazel and his father is Darren Honeycutt ... has no siblings ... chose to attend UCLA because of, "the exposure, tradition, weather and close to home" ... says the professional athlete he most admires is the Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant ... played AAU basketball for Pump N' Run ... has yet to declare a major.