Tyler Cavanaugh

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Tyler Cavanaugh
Tyler Cavanaugh.jpg
Tyler Cavanaugh (34) playing for Wake Forest
No. 34 – Salt Lake City Stars
PositionPower forward
LeagueNBA G League
Personal information
Born (1994-02-09) February 9, 1994 (age 25)
Syracuse, New York
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight238 lb (108 kg)
Career information
High schoolJamesville-DeWitt (DeWitt, New York)
NBA draft2017 / Undrafted
Playing career2017–present
Career history
2017–2018Atlanta Hawks
2017–2018Erie BayHawks
2018–presentUtah Jazz
2018–presentSalt Lake City Stars
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Tyler Robert Cavanaugh (born February 9, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association (NBA), on a two-way contract with the Salt Lake City Stars of the NBA G League. He played college basketball for Wake Forest and George Washington.

College career[edit]

Cavanaugh started his college career at Wake Forest University, where he played two seasons from 2012 to 2014. He transferred to George Washington University for his last two seasons, where he played from 2015 to 2017. He was twice named second-team All-Atlantic 10 Conference and in 2016 won the National Invitation Tournament, earning MVP honors.[1] As a senior, Cavanaugh averaged 18.3 points, 8.4 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Atlanta Hawks / Erie BayHawks (2017–2018)[edit]

On November 5, 2017, after signing a training camp deal and later being waived by the Atlanta Hawks and playing a game for the Erie BayHawks earlier in the season, Cavanaugh signed a two-way contract with Atlanta.[3] He made his NBA debut the same day, collecting a rebound in the Hawks’ win.[4]

On December 18, 2017, the Hawks signed Cavanauagh to a two-year contract after tallying the fourth highest three-point field goal percentage among rookies.[5] Cavanaugh played impressively while most of the team's front-line was out due to injuries.[5] He became the second player to convert his original two-way contract into a full contract (only behind Mike James), as well as the first to receive a multi-year contract after finishing his original contract.[6] He passed his career-highs in points, rebounds, and assists with 16 points, six rebounds, and two assists in a 106–105 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans on November 13, 2017.[7] On December 9, 2017, he scored 14 points, along with 3 three-pointers, in a win over the Orlando Magic.[8] On May 11, 2018, he was waived by the Hawks.[9]

Utah Jazz / Salt Lake City Stars (2018–present)[edit]

On August 1, 2018, the Utah Jazz signed him to a two-way contract.[2]

Personal life[edit]

His father, John Cavanaugh, played basketball at Hamilton College and played professionally overseas.[10][11]

NBA career statistics[edit]

  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]

2017–18 Atlanta 39 1 13.3 .441 .360 .810 3.3 .7 .2 .1 4.7
2018–19 Utah 11 0 3.5 .300 .200 1.000 .7 .1 .0 .0 .8
Career 50 1 11.1 .432 .351 .826 2.7 .6 .2 .1 3.8


  1. ^ "Former J-D star Tyler Cavanaugh wins NIT MVP award as George Washington wins title". Syracuse.com. April 1, 2016. Retrieved November 5, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Jazz sign Tyler Cavanaugh to two-way contract". NBA.com. August 1, 2018. Retrieved August 29, 2018.
  3. ^ "Hawks Sign Tyler Cavanaugh To Two-Way Contract". NBA.com. November 5, 2017. Retrieved November 5, 2017.
  4. ^ Ditota, Donna (November 6, 2017). "Tyler Cavanaugh's debut with Atlanta Hawks: 5 flights, 30 hours, 1st NBA win". Syracuse.com. Retrieved November 7, 2017.
  5. ^ a b "Hawks Sign Tyler Cavanaugh To Multi-Year Contract". nba.com. December 18, 2017. Retrieved March 13, 2018.
  6. ^ Potter, Andrew Joe (December 18, 2018). "Hawks convert Cavanaugh from 2-way player by inking multi-year contract". thescore.com. Retrieved March 13, 2018.
  7. ^ Boutwell, Christian (November 13, 2017). "Surprise: Cavanaugh scores 16 points for Hawks". Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved March 28, 2018.
  8. ^ "Bazemore, Ilyasova lead Hawks past Magic, 117-110". espn.com. December 9, 2017. Retrieved March 28, 2018.
  9. ^ "Atlanta Hawks Request Waivers on Tyler Cavanaugh". NBA.com. May 11, 2018. Retrieved May 11, 2018.
  10. ^ "TYLER CAVANAUGH 34". gwsports.com. Retrieved March 13, 2018.
  11. ^ "34 TYLER CAVANAUGH". wakeforestsports.com. Retrieved March 13, 2018.

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