Magic Select Tyler Harvey With 51st Overall Pick
June 26, 2015
ORLANDO – The Orlando Magic selected guard Tyler Harvey in the second round (51st overall) of NBA Draft 2015.
Harvey (6’4”, 185, 7/17/93) played in 84 career games during three seasons at Eastern Washington University, averaging 18.6 ppg., 3.5 rpg., 2.3 apg. and 1.0 stlpg. in 31.4 minpg., while shooting .432 (260-602) from three-point range and .847 (316-373) from the free throw line. He finished his collegiate career as the second-leading scorer in school history. Harvey was a two-time All-Big Sky First Team selection and an AP All-American Honorable Mention in 2014-15.
As a junior (2014-15), Harvey played in 32 games with the Eagles, averaging an NCAA-high 23.1 ppg., 3.6 rpg., 2.1 apg. and 1.1 stlpg. in 36.9 minpg., while shooting .431 (128-297) from three-point range and .852 (150-176) from the free throw line. In addition to leading the nation in scoring, he also led the nation in three-pointers made per game (4.0). Harvey broke the Big Sky single-season record and his own EWU single-season mark for three-pointers made with 128. His 738 points were also a single-season school record. Harvey was named MVP of the Big Sky Conference Tournament and helped the Eagles (26-9) to a share of the conference’s regular season title, the conference tournament championship, and the school’s second-ever NCAA Tournament berth. During the Big Sky Tournament, he tied the tournament record with 42 points against Idaho. Harvey had five 30+ point games during the season (11 during his career) and scored in double figures in 40 straight games.
As a sophomore (2013-14), Harvey appeared in 31 games, averaging 21.8 ppg., 4.2 rpg., 2.7 apg. and 1.1 stlpg. in 37.4 minpg., while shooting .433 (109-252) from three-point range and .897 (156-174) from the free throw line. He led the Big Sky Conference in scoring and ranked in the top 20 nationally in scoring (eighth), three-pointers made per game (sixth, 3.52), three-point field goal percentage (16th) and free throw percentage (eighth). Harvey set a then single-season school record in three-pointers made with 109. He was selected to the All-Big Sky First Team.
As a freshman (2012-13), Harvey played in 21 contests, averaging 7.1 ppg., 2.3 rpg. and 1.5 apg. in 14.0 minpg., while shooting .523 from the floor (58-111) and .434 (23-53) from three-point range.