Terry Tyler

Terry Christopher Tyler (born October 30, 1956) is a retired American basketball player.

Terry Tyler
Terry Tyler in 2011.jpg
Tyler in 2011 at the University of Detroit Mercy's 2011 dedication of Dick Vitale Court in Calihan Hall.
Personal information
Born (1956-10-30) October 30, 1956 (age 63)
Detroit, Michigan
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High schoolNorthwestern (Detroit, Michigan)
CollegeDetroit Mercy (1974–1978)
NBA draft1978 / Round: 2 / Pick: 23rd overall
Selected by the Detroit Pistons
Playing career1978–1992
PositionSmall forward
Number41, 40
Career history
As player:
19781985Detroit Pistons
19851988Sacramento Kings
1988–1989Dallas Mavericks
1989–1990Stefanel Trieste
1990–1991Corona Cremona
1991–1992Rex Udine
As coach:
1998–2000Eastern New Mexico
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points8,868 (10.2 ppg)
Rebounds4,675 (5.4 rpg)
Blocks1,342 (1.5 bpg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

A 6'7" forward/guard from Northwestern High School and the University of Detroit (now known as the University of Detroit Mercy), Tyler played 11 seasons (1978–1989) in the NBA as a member of the Detroit Pistons, Sacramento Kings, and Dallas Mavericks. He averaged 10.2 points and 5.4 rebounds in his NBA career and earned NBA All-Rookie Team honors in 1979.[1] He also participated in the 1986 NBA Slam Dunk Contest, where he finished in last place (8th).

In 2001, he was inducted into the Detroit Mercy Titans Hall of Fame.[2]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Terry Tyler profile Basketball-Reference.com
  2. ^ Titan Hall of Fame List Archived 2007-09-29 at the Wayback Machine