8 - Jeremy Tyler

6-10, 262 Power Forward/Center
USA International
06/21/91 (31.4 yrs)
San Diego, CA
High School
San Diego Senior
International Team
Tokyo Apache
Team Site Profile
Jump Shot
NBA Ready
Post Skills

NBA Comparison: Nazr Muhammad

Strengths: A highly touted prep big man, Tyler was considered at or ner the top of his class for a very long time …When you look at him it’s obvious why, as he looks like an NBA big man despite his age, at 6’10 260 … Moves well and shows good coordination and fluidity for a guy his size … Possesses a monster 7’5 wingspan and big hands, so he’ll be able to play larger than his height … Shows a potentially solid post game with a raw, albeit, interesting amount of moves and counters, that he definitely flashes with the ball at times … Shows good footwork for his size … Has the raw ability to score some with both hands already … Possesses a feathery soft touch, and it allows him to face-up with consistent range out to 18 feet … Generally looks to finish emphatically when in point blank range … Can operate in the high or low post … Provides pretty good rebounding ability and has the size for that to translate …

Weaknesses: Although he’s got good size and athleticism, he’s not all that decisive in his moves and he will be easier for NBA posts to defend until he tightens his moves with the ball in his hands … Although he has the groundwork and foundation of his post game, he’s not polished with it yet … Settles for the jumper often…Relies on his size too much, and it leads to inconsistent efficiency offensively and makes him a very shaky defender … Doesn’t play very hard, and it’s not rare for him not to run back on defense and his team to give up a basket or an offensive rebound … Needs to develop focus, consistentcy and discipline … Struggled mightily with fouls when he was playing in Japan this past season, and wasn’t much better in Israel either … Displays a low basketball IQ and raw decision-making skills, and he’s pretty turnover prone … Doesn’t really like to pass the ball…There are legit questions about his maturity and character … Quit the team when he was playing in Israel, didn’t adjust to the style of play, had trouble earning playing time over other talented players on the teams roster, and complained about playing time … Struggles with the thought that other players are also as talented as he is. Has been somewhat dilusional about his own ability but seems to have received a wake up call of sorts … Him going to Japan was better, but he still showed inefficiency and struggled with his decision-making in limited playing time there against even weaker competition than he faced in Israel … A bit of a project, and won’t be ready to effectively compete on an NBA floor in the near future … Lockout on the horizon doesn’t help his cause being a "project" without immediate help from a team …

Tyler has the physical tools and upside offensively for a team to take him in the late 1st or preferably early 2nd, where there is less risk involved … His shaky production overseas and the headaches he’s caused are huge reasons for concern though … Tyler’s upside is great, but he’s a work in progress and a project as a player … He’s going to need to be on his best behavior in the NBA too, as he’s not good enough to be a disruption ...

Jorrye Nixon 6/9/11

YouTube Clip – 11/30/2008


YouTube Clip – 1/21/2011


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