Jeremy TylerHt/Wt: 6-11 / 240 lbs
Team: Tokyo Apache
2011 Draft Profile - Jeremy TylerAs a high school underclassman Tyler was a top flight prospect in the mold of Chris Webber or Lamarcus Aldridge and decided the road less traveled to kick start his career overseas at age 17. This decision backfired badly and now he is an overlooked 2nd round prospect with serious question marks. Jeremy is still very young and has a phenomenal package of talent. At 6ft 10 245lbs is long and very fluid. He can put the ball on the floor comfortably, uses his body well down low for positioning and is strong at finishing. At a young age he developed a good arsenal of low post moves as well as a mid range game and a nice touch. Also quick for a post player and can almost look versatile enough to play SF as well as PF and probably C down the road. Great skill set for a shot blocker.
Negatives are that he left Israel during the season to return home, and played sparingly with Japan this last year. Has not had a lot of competition to hone his game, and incidents on and off the court have called his character into question. Ideal size, but right now is a little pudgy. Needs to get conditioned and find the explosion of an all star level prospect. It is hard to gauge where his game and his head is at.
Can you say boom or bust? As a 2nd rounder he could be worth the risk even if you have to wait a couple years so he has the time to get his development back on track since he only turns 20 this year. Hopefully he has matured emotionally as well. The team that selects him needs to have a plan, who knows Jeremy Tyler could be a star in this league or wash out quickly.
NBA comparison- Jason Thompson/ Derrick Caracter
Player profile submitted by: Tom Patterson
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Jeremy Tyler Videos
MY LIFE - WITH JEREMY TYLER - 2008
Jeremy Tyler Mix - #1 Player of Class of 2010
Jeremy Tyler Shows Out @ Drew League
Jeremy Tyler 27pts 11rebs in Japan vs Saitama Broncos 7 November 2010
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