Tyler Kalinoski

Tyler Kalinoski (born December 19, 1992)[1] is an American basketball player for Teksüt Bandırma of the Turkish Basketball Super League (BSL).. Kalinoski was a McDonald's All-American nominee as a senior at Olathe East High School in Kansas and completed his college career for the Davidson Wildcats. He was named Atlantic 10 Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year in 2015.[2]

Tyler Kalinoski
Tyler Kalinoski.jpg
Kalinoski playing for Davidson in 2015
No. 24 – Teksüt Bandırma
PositionShooting guard
LeagueBasketball Super League
Personal information
Born (1992-12-19) December 19, 1992 (age 27)
Cincinnati, Ohio
Listed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High schoolOlathe East (Overland Park, Kansas)
CollegeDavidson (2011–2015)
NBA draft2015 / Undrafted
Playing career2015–present
Career history
2015–2016Élan Chalon
2016–2017Apollon Patras
2017–2019Antwerp Giants
Career highlights and awards

High school careerEdit

Kalinoski competed for Olathe East High School under coach Jim Super. He was named to the first-team All-Sunflower League in 2010 and 2011. As a senior, he averaged 17.1 points, 5.8 rebounds, 5.7 assists, and 2.2 steals per game, leading the team in all statistical categories. The Wichita Eagle and Topeka Capital Journal selected him to the 6A first-team all-state, and the Olathe News named him Player of the Year in his senior year. He was a McDonald's All-American nominee.[1]

College careerEdit

Kalinoski was the last player recruited by Davidson.[3] In his freshman year in 2011–12, Kalinoski posted averages of 4.7 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 17.4 minutes a game. His best game was a 17-point outing in the quarterfinals of the Southern Conference tournament against Furman, in which he knocked down five 3-pointers. As a sophomore in 2012–13, he averaged 7.6 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 22.6 minutes per game. On 13 occasions he scored in double figures.[1]

As a senior in 2014–15, Kalinoski guided Davidson to a 23-6 record and Atlantic 10 regular season championship despite being picked 12th in the preseason coaches poll. He led Davidson in scoring with 16.9 points per game and finished second on the team with 5.7 rebounds per game.[2] On March 9, 2015, CBS Sports named Kalinoski player of the week after he scored 22 points in a win over VCU and 32 points in a win over Duquesne.[4] At the conclusion of the regular season he was named Atlantic 10 player of the year.[2] Kalinoski hit a buzzer-beater to prevent a La Salle victory in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic 10 Tournament, capping a 14-point comeback.[5]

Professional careerEdit

Kalinoski went undrafted in the 2015 NBA draft. On June 26, he signed with the Miami Heat to play in the 2015 NBA Summer League. "I want to seize the moment and just go out and play," he said.[6] When Summer League ended, Miami and the Charlotte Hornets were interested in signing him as a fringe player, with the perspective of spending most of the season in the NBA D-League.[3]

After impressing at Summer League, Kalinoski opted against trying his luck in the NBA as a fringe player or in the NBA D-League, and he joined French League club Élan Chalon.[3]

On July 22, 2016, Kalinoski joined Apollon Patras of the Greek Basket League.[7]

He signed with the Antwerp Giants on June 21, 2017.[8]

On July 31, 2019, he has signed contract with Teksüt Bandırma of the Turkish Basketball Super League (BSL).[9]


  1. ^ a b c "4 Tyler Kalinoski". Davidson Wildcats. Retrieved 12 March 2015.
  2. ^ a b c Palmer, Todd (11 March 2015). "Davidson's Tyler Kalinoski, an Olathe East grad, wins Atlantic 10 player of the year". Kansas City Star. Retrieved 18 March 2015.
  3. ^ a b c Thomsen, Ian (August 14, 2015). "Undrafted rookies weigh options to pursue dream". NBA. Retrieved August 22, 2015.
  4. ^ Parrish, Gary (9 March 2015). "CBSSports.com Player of the Week: Davidson's Tyler Kalinoski". CBS Sports. Retrieved 18 March 2015.
  5. ^ Dauster, Rob (March 13, 2015). "Tyler Kalinoski completes Davidson's comeback at the buzzer". NBC Sports. Retrieved July 14, 2015.
  6. ^ Scott, David (June 26, 2015). "Davidson's Tyler Kalinoski to play with Miami Heat's NBA summer league team". Charlotte Observer. Retrieved July 14, 2015.
  7. ^ "Tyler Kalinoski (ex Chalon) joins Apollon Patras". Eurobasket.com. July 22, 2016. Retrieved August 3, 2016.
  8. ^ "Antwerp Giants land Tyler Kalinoski". Sportando. Retrieved August 8, 2018.
  9. ^ "Teksut Bandirma signs Tyler Kalinoski". Sportando. July 31, 2019. Retrieved August 5, 2019.