B. J. Tyler
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|Born||April 30, 1971|
|Listed height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Listed weight||185 lb (84 kg)|
|High school||Lincoln (Port Arthur, Texas)|
|NBA draft||1994 / Round: 1 / Pick: 20th overall|
|Selected by the Philadelphia 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.
- College & NBA stats @ basketballreference.com
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