B. J. Tyler

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B. J. Tyler
Personal information
Born (1971-04-30) April 30, 1971 (age 47)
Galveston, Texas
Listed height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High schoolLincoln (Port Arthur, Texas)
CollegeDePaul (1989–1990)
Texas (1991–1994)
NBA draft1994 / Round: 1 / Pick: 20th overall
Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers
Playing career1994–1995
PositionPoint guard
Career history
1994–1995Philadelphia 76ers
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Brandon Joel 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 ankle, causing severe nerve damage. Robbed of the speed that his game was based on, he was subsequently forced to retire.[1]


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