B. J. Tyler

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B. J. Tyler
No. 1
Point guard
Personal information
Born (1971-04-30) April 30, 1971 (age 43)
Galveston, Texas
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school Lincoln (Port Arthur, Texas)
College DePaul (1989–1990)
Texas (1991–1994)
NBA draft 1994 / Round: 1 / Pick: 20th overall
Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers
Pro career 1994–1995
Career history
1994–1995 Philadelphia 76ers
Career highlights and awards
SWC Player of the Year (1994)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Brandon Joel "B.J." Tyler (born April 30, 1971) is an American former professional basketball player.

Tyler, a 6' 1" (185 cm) point guard, attended DePaul University for his freshman year and the University of Texas at Austin for his final three college years before being taken twentieth overall in the 1994 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia 76ers. He played 55 games for them in 1994-95, averaging 3.5 points and 3.2 assists per game.

Prior to the 1995-96 NBA season, Tyler was selected by the Toronto Raptors in the 1995 expansion draft. According to journalist Chris Young's book Drive, Tyler accidentally fell asleep with a pack of ice on his knee, severely damaging it and thus losing all the speed for which he was famed, and subsequently had to retire.

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