Tyler Honeycutt

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Tyler Honeycutt
Tyler Honeycutt UCLA cropped.jpg
Honeycutt at UCLA
Khimki
Position Small forward
League VTB United League
Eurocup
Personal information
Born (1990-07-15) July 15, 1990 (age 24)
Sylmar, California
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 198 lb (90 kg)
Career information
High school Sylmar (Sylmar, California)
College UCLA (20092011)
NBA draft 2011 / Round: 2 / Pick: 35th overall
Selected by the Sacramento Kings
Pro career 2011–present
Career history
20112013 Sacramento Kings
2012 Reno Bighorns (D-League)
2013 Rio Grande Valley Vipers (D-League)
2013–2014 Ironi Nes Ziona (Israel)
2014–present Khimki (Russia)
Career highlights and awards
  • NBA D-League champion (2013)
  • All-Pac-10 first team (2011)
  • Pac-10 All-Freshman team (2010)

Tyler Deon Honeycutt (born July 15, 1990) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for Khimki of the VTB United League. He played college basketball for the UCLA Bruins starting in 2009.[1] He played for two seasons at UCLA before being drafted by the Sacramento Kings in the second round of the 2011 NBA Draft. He was traded to the Houston Rockets in 2013, but never played for them; Houston assigned him to the Vipers before waiving him.

College career[edit]

Coming out of Sylmar High School, Honeycutt was highly regarded, being rated as a top 10 small forward in the country by all of the major recruiting circuits. In his freshman year at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), he played in the final 26 games, starting 18, and led the team in rebounding at 6.5 per game. He was named to the Pac-10 All-Freshman team.[1] His sophomore year, he improved significantly, being named a team co-MVP, first team All-Pac-10 player, and led the conference in blocks with 2.1 per game.[2] He declared for the NBA draft after the season.[3]

Professional career[edit]

Sacramento Kings[edit]

Honeycutt was drafted in the second round with the 35th overall pick by the Sacramento Kings in the 2011 NBA Draft.[4] He played in his first NBA game on December 31, 2011, and scored two points in four minutes.[5] On January 1, 2012, Honeycutt was assigned to the Reno Bighorns of the NBA D-League.[6] The Kings recalled him on January 24.[7]

During the 2012–13 season, Honeycutt was re-assigned to the Bighorns on November 7 and recalled by the Kings on December 17.[8][9] On February 20, 2013, he was traded to the Houston Rockets.[10]

Houston Rockets[edit]

On February 20, 2013, Honeycutt was traded to the Houston Rockets along with Thomas Robinson and Francisco García in exchange for Patrick Patterson, Toney Douglas and Cole Aldrich.[11] On February 24, 2013, he was assigned to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the D-League.[12] He was waived by the Rockets on March 5, 2013, so they could sign guard Aaron Brooks.[13] Afterwards, he rejoined the Vipers.[14]

Europe[edit]

In August 2013, Honeycutt signed with Ironi Nes Ziona, who had recently gained promotion to the Israeli Super League.[15]

On July 8, 2014, he signed a two-year deal with the Russian team Khimki.[16]

NBA career statistics[edit]

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

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2011–12 Sacramento 15 0 5.9 .333 .333 .600 .9 .5 .3 .2 1.3
2012–13 Sacramento 9 0 3.6 .273 .000 1.000 1.1 .2 .0 .1 .9
Career 24 0 5.0 .314 .200 .714 1.0 .4 .2 .2 1.2

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Player Bio: Tyler Honeycutt". uclabruins.com. Retrieved December 5, 2012. 
  2. ^ Maya, Adam (April 12, 2011). "UCLA basketball: Lee, Honeycutt, Nelson MVPs". Orange Couinty Register. Retrieved December 4, 2012. 
  3. ^ Brennan, Eamonn (April 25, 2011). "Final exam: Grading the goners". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on April 26, 2011. 
  4. ^ Maya, Adam (June 24, 2011). "What were UCLA's Honeycutt, Lee thinking?". The Orange County Register. Archived from the original on January 4, 2012. 
  5. ^ Ham, James (December 31, 2011). "Notebook: Knicks 114, Kings 92". NBA.com. Archived from the original on January 4, 2012. 
  6. ^ SACRAMENTO KINGS ASSIGN HONEYCUTT, WHITESIDE TO BIGHORNS
  7. ^ "Kings recall Tyler Honeycutt from D-league". Associated Press. January 24, 2012. Archived from the original on January 25, 2012. 
  8. ^ Sacramento Kings Send Tyler Honeycutt To NBA D-League Affiliate Reno Bighorns In Year's First Assignment
  9. ^ KINGS RECALL HONEYCUTT FROM RENO
  10. ^ KINGS COMPLETE MULTIPLAYER TRADE
  11. ^ "Rockets Acquire Robinson, Garcia and Honeycutt". NBA.com. February 20, 2013. Retrieved February 21, 2013. 
  12. ^ Houston Rockets Assign Tyler Honeycutt to NBA D-League Affiliate Rio Grande Valley Vipers
  13. ^ "He's Back - Rockets Sign Free Agent Aaron Brooks". NBA.com. March 5, 2013. Retrieved March 5, 2013. 
  14. ^ "2012-13 Transactions". NBA.com. Retrieved March 13, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Ironi Nes Ziona announced Tyler Honeycutt and Mitchell Watt". Sportando.net. August 18, 2013. Retrieved August 18, 2013. 
  16. ^ "Khimki lands Honeycutt". Eurocupbasketball.com. July 8, 2014. Retrieved July 8, 2014. 

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