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Tyler Robert Lydon (born April 9, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Syracuse Orange.

Tyler Lydon
Tyler Lydon.jpg
Lydon playing for Syracuse
Sacramento Kings
PositionPower forward
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born (1996-04-09) April 9, 1996 (age 23)
Hudson, New York
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school
CollegeSyracuse (2015–2017)
NBA draft2017 / Round: 1 / Pick: 24th overall
Selected by the Utah Jazz
Playing career2017–present
Career history
20172019Denver Nuggets
2017Rio Grande Valley Vipers
2019Capital City Go-Go
2019–presentSacramento Kings
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

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High School careerEdit

Lydon attended Stissing Mountain High School in Pine Plains, New York, then spent a prep year at New Hampton School in New Hampton, New Hampshire.[1] He committed to Syracuse University to play college basketball.[2]

College careerEdit

As a freshman at Syracuse, Lydon averaged 10.1 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game.[3][4] As a sophomore, he averaged 13.2 points, 8.6 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game. After the season, he entered the 2017 NBA draft.[5][6]

Professional careerEdit

Denver Nuggets (2017–2019)Edit

In the 2017 NBA Draft, Lydon was selected by the Utah Jazz with the 24th pick in the first round, and was subsequently traded to the Denver Nuggets shortly after being selected as a part of the deal for Donovan Mitchell. Lydon was assigned to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA G League on October 23, 2017, before being recalled back to the Nuggets on November 8th.[7][8] On March 3, 2019, Lydon was assigned to the Capital City Go-Go.[9] The Nuggets declined to pick up the third year option for Lydon's contract for the 2019–20 season, making him an unrestricted free agent.[10]

Sacramento Kings (2019–present)Edit

On July 14, 2019, Lydon signed a two year contract with the Sacramento Kings.[11]

Career statisticsEdit

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

NBAEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2017–18 Denver 1 0 2.0 .0 .0 .0 .0 .0
2018–19 Denver 25 0 3.8 .500 .400 .333 .7 .2 .1 .0 .9
Career 26 0 3.7 .500 .400 .333 .7 .2 .1 .0 .9

NBA G LeagueEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2017–18 Rio Grande Valley 15 13 31.3 .529 .377 .737 8.3 2.1 1.1 .5 12.8
2018–19 Capital City 8 7 33.5 .460 .354 .600 9.1 2.5 .8 .5 13.3
Career 23 20 32.1 .502 .368 .676 8.6 2.2 1.0 .5 12.9

CollegeEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2015–16 Syracuse 37 0 30.3 .479 .405 .774 6.3 1.1 1.1 1.8 10.1
2016–17 Syracuse 34 34 36.1 .473 .395 .836 8.6 2.1 1.0 1.4 13.2
Career 71 34 33.1 .476 .400 .809 7.4 1.6 1.1 1.6 11.6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tyler Lydon, former Stissing Mountain High School student, leaving Syracuse for NBA draft". The Daily Freeman. March 22, 2017. Retrieved July 1, 2017.
  2. ^ Syracuse basketball recruit Tyler Lydon a confessed country boy spurred by competition
  3. ^ 'Shoeless' Tyler Lydon comes of age for Syracuse
  4. ^ Tyler Lydon could become Orange's next star
  5. ^ Syracuse wing Tyler Lydon declares for NBA draft
  6. ^ With NBA within reach, friends say Tyler Lydon won't change
  7. ^ "Denver Nuggets Assign Lydon/Transfer Craig, Morris to G League". NBA.com. October 23, 2017. Retrieved October 23, 2017.
  8. ^ Gross, Gordon (November 8, 2017). "Tyler Lydon recalled from the G League". denverstiffs.com. Retrieved November 19, 2017.
  9. ^ "We have assigned Tyler Lydon to the Capital City Go-Go of the G League". Denver Nuggets on Twitter. March 3, 2019. Retrieved March 10, 2019.
  10. ^ Lewis, Daniel C. (2018-10-31). "Nuggets decline third-year option for Tyler Lydon". Denver Stiffs. Retrieved 2019-07-15.
  11. ^ "Agency: 2017 first-round pick Lydon, Kings agree to contract". NBCS Bay Area. 2019-07-14. Retrieved 2019-07-15.

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