Terry Tyler

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Terry Tyler
Terry Tyler in 2011.jpg
Tyler in 2011 at the University of Detroit Mercy's 2011 dedication of Dick Vitale Court in Calihan Hall.
Personal information
Born (1956-10-30) October 30, 1956 (age 61)
Detroit, Michigan
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school Northwestern (Detroit, Michigan)
College Detroit (1974–1978)
NBA draft 1978 / Round: 2 / Pick: 23rd overall
Selected by the Detroit Pistons
Playing career 1978–1992
Position Small forward
Number 41, 40
Career history
As player:
19781985 Detroit Pistons
19851988 Sacramento Kings
1988–1989 Dallas Mavericks
1989–1990 Stefanel Trieste
1990–1991 Corona Cremona
1991–1992 Rex Udine
As coach:
1998–2000 Eastern New Mexico University
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 8,868 (10.2 ppg)
Rebounds 4,675 (5.4 rpg)
Blocks 1,342 (1.5 bpg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Terry Christopher Tyler (born October 30, 1956) is a retired American basketball player.

A 6'7" forward/guard from Northwestern High School and the University of Detroit (now known as the University of Detroit Mercy), Tyler played 11 seasons (1978–1989) in the NBA as a member of the Detroit Pistons, Sacramento Kings, and Dallas Mavericks. He averaged 10.2 points and 5.4 rebounds in his NBA career and earned NBA All-Rookie Team honors in 1979.[1] He also participated in the 1986 NBA Slam Dunk Contest, where he finished in last place (8th).

In 2001, he was inducted into the Detroit Mercy Titans Hall of Fame.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Terry Tyler profile Basketball-Reference.com
  2. ^ Titan Hall of Fame List Archived 2007-09-29 at the Wayback Machine.