Jaylon Tyson

Wing | California

Height: 6’7” | Weight: 215 lbs

2024 Draft Age: 21.57

Jaylon Tyson, Adem Bona

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Prospect Profile

It’s taken three different stops in as many years for Tyson during his college career, but he’s really found the perfect system to showcase his skillset with the Golden Bears as a junior. A 6-foot-7 wing with guard tools, he’s an enticing piece on both ends of the floor.

On the offensive side of the ball, Tyson is a 20-point scorer nearly every single night. Overall, he’s a phenomenal offensive engine who can score the ball at a high level and also operate as a secondary facilitator. He’s generated a high number of assists for a player of his size, but can also be fairly turnover-prone at times. The 21-year-old is a good ballhandler as well, with fluid movement off the bounce for a wing.

Simply put, he’s a playmaker on that end. Tyson is a reliable 3-point shooter on decent volume, but still has room to grow as a perimeter shooter. It will be interesting to see how he adapts to a more limited role in NBA. How effective can he be without taking 12 to 15 shots initially? He has the skills to be an effective piece off the bench with limited shot attempts, but that’s not his game at the college level.

Tyson’s ability to crash the boards really makes him stick out for his position. Despite being a perimeter-oriented player, he’s one of the most effective rebounders at his height in the country. He is also an engaged defender who can take on multiple positions and plays smart on that end of the floor.

A former four-star recruit, Tyson has significantly improved his draft stock during his third college season. He would be a great pickup for a competitive team that needs a year-one impact rookie.



Draft Projection

Potential First-Round or Early Second-Round Pick in 2024 NBA Draft.

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