Tyler Lydon

Page updated as of 4/8/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.

2017 rankings were finalized on 6/22/2017.


Height: 6-9
Weight: 205
College: Syracuse
Classification: Sophomore
Birthdate: 4/9/1996

2017 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 26

Projected Draft Range: Late 1st to 2nd Round

2017 NBA Draft: Round 1, Pick 24 by the Utah Jazz (Rights Traded to the Denver Nuggets)


Solid shooter from all over the floor

Excels at scoring on the move

Adequate low post scorer

Decent scorer off the dribble

Very good free throw shooter

Adequate playmaker

Good rebounder

Adequate defensive player

Adequate shot blocker

Solid athlete

Rock solid motor

Smart player that has very good intangibles

Great size to play either forward position


Lacks an elite first step off the dribble

Can be too passive on offense

Plays in a zone heavy defensive scheme

Can have lapses defensively

May not be a top-flight athlete

May not excel in any one particular area

Must get stronger

Can be inconsistent in games


Tyler Lydon is a smart, skilled basketball player with a good set of all-around skills that could allow him to succeed in the NBA.​

He can score in any number of ways, as his size and shooting make him a solid marksman from downtown.  Lydon is also a quick, rangy defender that will defend his opponents with his length, as he is also a very good shot blocker.​

While Syracuse has something of a rep for not churning out elite defenders in the NBA, Lydon appears to be a candidate that can help defeat that notion, as he could be a solid, two-way player in the league.


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Games Scouted:

11/29/16 Syracuse vs. Wisconsin

2/1/17 Syracuse vs. NC State

2/13/17 Syracuse vs. Louisville

2/22/17 Syracuse vs. Duke

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