Honeycutt at UCLA
|League||VTB United League
July 15, 1990 |
|Listed height||6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)|
|Listed weight||198 lb (90 kg)|
|High school||Sylmar (Sylmar, California)|
|NBA draft||2011 / Round: 2 / Pick: 35th overall|
|Selected by the Sacramento Kings|
|Pro playing career||2011–present|
|2012||→Reno Bighorns (D-League)|
|2013||Rio Grande Valley Vipers (D-League)|
|2013–2014||Ironi Nes Ziona (Israel)|
|Career highlights and awards|
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. 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.
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. 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. He declared for the NBA draft after the season.
Honeycutt was drafted in the second round with the 35th overall pick by the Sacramento Kings in the 2011 NBA Draft. He played in his first NBA game on December 31, 2011, and scored two points in four minutes. On January 1, 2012, Honeycutt was assigned to the Reno Bighorns of the NBA D-League. The Kings recalled him on January 24.
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. On February 24, 2013, he was assigned to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the D-League. He was waived by the Rockets on March 5, 2013, so they could sign guard Aaron Brooks. Afterwards, he rejoined the Vipers.
NBA career statistics
|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|
- "Player Bio: Tyler Honeycutt". uclabruins.com. Retrieved December 5, 2012.
- Maya, Adam (April 12, 2011). "UCLA basketball: Lee, Honeycutt, Nelson MVPs". Orange Couinty Register. Retrieved December 4, 2012.
- Brennan, Eamonn (April 25, 2011). "Final exam: Grading the goners". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on April 26, 2011.
- Maya, Adam (June 24, 2011). "What were UCLA's Honeycutt, Lee thinking?". The Orange County Register. Archived from the original on January 4, 2012.
- Ham, James (December 31, 2011). "Notebook: Knicks 114, Kings 92". NBA.com. Archived from the original on January 4, 2012.
- SACRAMENTO KINGS ASSIGN HONEYCUTT, WHITESIDE TO BIGHORNS
- "Kings recall Tyler Honeycutt from D-league". Associated Press. January 24, 2012. Archived from the original on January 25, 2012.
- Sacramento Kings Send Tyler Honeycutt To NBA D-League Affiliate Reno Bighorns In Year's First Assignment
- KINGS RECALL HONEYCUTT FROM RENO
- KINGS COMPLETE MULTIPLAYER TRADE
- "Rockets Acquire Robinson, Garcia and Honeycutt". NBA.com. February 20, 2013. Retrieved February 21, 2013.
- Houston Rockets Assign Tyler Honeycutt to NBA D-League Affiliate Rio Grande Valley Vipers
- "He's Back - Rockets Sign Free Agent Aaron Brooks". NBA.com. March 5, 2013. Retrieved March 5, 2013.
- "2012-13 Transactions". NBA.com. Retrieved March 13, 2013.
- "Ironi Nes Ziona announced Tyler Honeycutt and Mitchell Watt". Sportando.net. August 18, 2013. Retrieved August 18, 2013.
- "Khimki lands Honeycutt". Eurocupbasketball.com. July 8, 2014. Retrieved July 8, 2014.
- Career statistics and player information from NBA.com, or Basketball-Reference.com, or NBA.com/dleague
- UCLA Bruins bio
- EuroBasket profile