#20 Tyler Lydon
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6'8" 205 lbs Forward
HS: New Hampton Prep New Hampton, NH
HS: Stissing Mountain Pine Plains, NY
Born: 4/9/1996 Hudson, NY
Season Stats
Season Cl Pos G GS Min FG FGA % FT FTA % 3Pt 3PA % Asst Reb DReb OReb Fls DQ TO ST BS Pts PPG APG RPG
2015-16 Fr C/F 37 0 1122 127 265
47.9%
72 93
77.4%
49 121
40.5%
41 233 167 66 101 2 47 42 67 375 10.1 1.1 6.3
2016-17 So F/C 34 34 1227 151 319
47.3%
97 116
83.6%
49 124
39.5%
70 294 215 79 84 0 59 35 49 448 13.2 2.1 8.6
Career    
71
34
2349
278
584
47.6%
169
209
80.9%
98
245
40.0%
111
527
382
145
185
2
106
77
116
823
11.6
1.6
7.4

Tyler Lydon was a forward for Syracuse University basketball. He was a fast forward with quick leaping and excellent perimeter shooting skills.

Tyler Lydon Syracuse Orange BasketballLydon would play a lot of center his freshman season out of necessity as the Orange lacked depth at that position. Though he was smaller and thinner than most his competition, Lydon did well in that position. He was very quick and aggressive on defense, and displayed a lot of hustle on the court. Jim Boeheim liked to bring him off the bench to provide change a pace; Lydon, would played the equivalent of starter's minutes, averaging about 30 per game.

Lydon showed he was an outstanding perimeter shooter hitting over 40% of his shots; because of his size and the position he played, this caused defensive mismatch opportunities the team could take advantage of. However, at times too passive on offense, passing up on open shot opportunities for the perimeter. His best all around game was in a win over Notre Dame where he scored 15 point and had 10 rebounds, making 50% of his shots.

Lydon's defensive presence increased significantly during the NCAA tournament, as he became more adept at blocking shots. He blocked six shots against Middle Tennessee State in the second round, six more shots against Gonzaga's big front line in the Sweet Sixteen, and five shots against Virginia in the Elite Eight. Overall he would block 19 shots in the Orange's run to the Final Four in the NCAA tournament. Lydon also made highlight reels as he lost his shoe during the Virginia game, and continued to play, making a three point shot with his shoe missing. [1]

Lydon was the top returning player his sophomore season, and there were lofty expectations place upon him. He did have a excellent season, though he never became the superstar that fans wanted. Lydon was not agressive wanting the ball, instead deferring to the flow of the game, and fans were looking for a guy to take over games. Lydon tended to step up in games the team was struggling. He would score a season high 29 points in a loss to Georgetown, making 12 of 13 field goal attempts. He also scored 26 in a loss to North Carolina and 24 in a loss to Notre Dame. He did shoot well for the season, and was the teams top rebounder. The plan had been for Lydon to play his natural forward position, but with injuries to Paschal Chukwu and DaJuan Coleman, Lydon again had to play center. Though undersized, he played the position defensively well.

Lydon declared for the NBA draft after his sophomore season. He would be drafted in the 1st round with the 24th overall pick by the Denver Nuggets.

NBA Career Statistics
Season Team Pos G Min FG FGA % FT FTA % 3FGA 3FGM % Asst Reb Fls DQ TO ST BS Pts PPG APG RPG
2017-18 Denver F
1
2
0
0
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0
0
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0
0
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0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0.0
0.0
0.0
Total
  F
1
2
0
0
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0
0
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0
0
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0
0
0
-
0
0
0
0
0.0
0.0
0.0

Lydon would spend most of his rookie year in the G-League with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. He would get to play in one game in the NBA that season. An injury cut short his rookie year.

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[1] Syracuse.com, March 27, 2016