Tyler Lydon

Position: Forward
Height: 6-foot-9
Weight: 200 pounds
High School: New Hampton School (N.H.)
Hometown: Elizaville, New York
Twitter: @Tyler_Lydon14
Instagram: @tylerlydon

USA Basketball Notes

Gold Medal: 2014 FIBA Americas U18 Championship.

  • Member of the 2014 USA U18 National Team that compiled a 5-0 record, won the FIBA Americas U18 Championship gold medal and qualified the U.S. for the 2015 FIBA U19 World Championship; averaged 5.8 ppg. and a team-leading 6.4 rpg.

College Notes

  • Verbally committed to attend and compete for Syracuse University in 2015-16.

High School Honors

  • 2014 New England Preparatory School Athletic Council Class 3A honorable mention.

High School Notes

  • Attends New Hampton School (N.H.).
  • Has played varsity basketball since he was in the eighth grade, making this past season when he was a junior, his fourth one.
  • As a junior, team advanced to the state championship game.
  • Maintains high academic honors in school.

Personal Notes

  • Born on April 9, 1996 in Hudson, New York. Currently resides in Elizaville, New York.
  • Nickname is Ty.
  • Son of Susan and Timothy Lydon. Has three brothers, older brother Zach (20), and younger brothers Jacob (13) and Logan (10).
  • Mom Susan played basketball collegiately at Dutchess Community College.
  • Started playing basketball when he was 5 years old.
  • Favorite memory of the 2012 Olympics was watching the USA menís and womenís basketball teams win gold.
  • His favorite player of those 2012 Olympic squads was Carmelo Anthony.
  • Favorite subject in school is math, but plans to study business in college.
  • If he could drive anything, it would be a Ford Raptor.
  • Favorite superhero is Superman.
  • Favorite movies include, The Blind Side, More Than a Game, and all the Transformers movies.
  • Has one dog, an english mastiff named Liz.
  • Names Larry Bird as his favorite Olympian and favorite basketball player of all time.
  • Malik Abu is the best player he has ever faced.
  • Mentions Chandler Parsons as the player he would compare his game to.
  • Wears No. 14 because it is his momís old number.
  • When he is not playing basketball, he enjoys being with his family, being outdoors, fishing, hunting, etc.
  • Something many may not know about him is that he is a self-proclaimed animal lover.

USA Basketball Statistics:
TEAM
G/S
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
2014 U18
5/0
10-23
.435
6-10
.600
3-8
.375
32/6.4
29/5.8
2
4
3
Totals
5/0
10-23
.435
6-10
.600
3-8
.375
32/6.4
29/5.8
2
4
3