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23 - Tyler Honeycutt

UCLA 

  • Birthday: 7/15/90
  • NBA Position: SG/SF
  • Class: Sophomore
  • Ht: 6-8
  • Wt: 187
  • Hometown: Sylmar, CA
  • High School: Sylmar
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  • Statistics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

Overall

93

2011
Mock:  35

NBA Comparison: Josh Childress/Tayshaun Prince

Strengths: Extremely versatile wing player ... Great size for either the shooting guard or small forward position ... Stands a tall 6'8.25” in shoes and has a respectable 6'9" wingspan ... Excellent athletic ability ... Explosive, quick leaper with excellent body control ... Fast runner that always hustles down the court on both offense and defense ... Moves very well laterally ... Uses his defensive instincts, long arms and quick feet to deny his man penetration ... Has the potential to defend up to three positions in the NBA ... Uses his physical abilities to make a lot of big plays defensively ... A fantastic shot blocker for a wing player ... Averaged 2.1 swats a game in his sophomore season ... Quick feet and anticipation should translate into a lot of steals as well ... Despite thin frame, is a monster rebounder for a wing player (7.2 RPG) ... Unselfish player that makes a good deal of impressive passes ... Great court-vision ... Has a very natural passing ability that could develop into a very big strength eventually ... Moves well without the ball on the offensive end ... Sets himself up for open shots ... Looks great coming off of screens or spotting up ... Perimeter shooting ability is showing signs of improvement ... Has become more comfortable shooting from behind the arc this season (55 3PTM, 36.2%) ... Very smart player with a high basketball IQ ...

Weaknesses:
Very thin for any position ... 187 lbs on a 6'8" frame could lead to a multitude of problems at the next level ... Did not have a lot of success defending the post in school and this weakness will certainly be taken advantage of in the NBA ... Poor finisher around the rim ... Lacks the strength to stay on balance after much contact ... Inconsistent scoring ability ... Has trouble creating his own shot off the dribble and slashing to the rim ... Didn't shoot well from the floor in his sophomore season (40.6 FG%) ... Wasn't an efficient passer either, averaging more turnovers (3.0) than assists (2.8) ... May lack the confidence to become a great scorer ...

Overall: Honeycutt comes from a UCLA program that has produced a lot of great NBA players that didn't overwhelm with their college production ... Adding weight will be very important in Honeycutt's transition to the next level ... Is a very talented player with an intriguing skill-set and he should find a place in the mid-late first round ...

Tyler Ingle 6/8/11

Strengths: Honeycutt is a 6'8 versatile and athletic player who can interchange between the off guard and forward positions ... He has an excellent wingspan, as his long arms and active movement help him hit the boards hard and rebound the basketball despite being 6'8, 200lbs ... He has a capable midrange game off the dribble which will only improve with time due to relaxed, smooth mechanics on his shot ... His post game is deceptive, as he finds ways to slip and slide off his defender and uses a nice feel for the rim to score the ball ... His athleticism allows him to elude defenders in the air when attacking the rim ... Shows impressive vision and can hit the open man in tough situations ... With his length and athleticism, Honeycutt has potential to be an excellent defender, with high defensive awareness averaging 1.5 steals per game in 27 minutes ... Also has the ability to guard multiple positions ... Excellent rebounder for a wing especially on the offensive glass ... Intense, hard worker who shows a strong competitive edge that helps offset his physical limitations in regards to strength ...

Weaknesses: Being able to create with the ball in his hands is not one of his strengths, and he will need to tighten up his ball handling skills and work on ball security... Needs to be a little smarter with his passing, tends to try and thread the needle when the safer more reasonable pass is available ... Skinny frame, and will need to bulk up by the time June comes around if he wants to guard 4's in the post at the next level ... Not much range on his jump shot, and needs to add more consistency all around to his outside game ... Has been given the "soft" label by some so will need to prove himself with consistency and toughness ... Looked a little too hesitant at times on the offensive end, suggesting he lacks confidence in his ability to score...

Overall:
After one year under his belt, Honeycutt should be a bit more relaxed in his second year looking to make a bigger name for himself on the national scene... With more minutes and high praise this offseason in regards to his potential, expect Honeycutt to be much more aggressive, and more effective offensively in his second season at UCLA.

Jon Wasserman 9/20/10

SEASON
TEAM
MIN
PTS
REB
AST
TO
A/T
STL
BLK
PF
FG%
FT%
3P%
PPS
2009-10 UCLA 27.7 7.2 6.5 2.7 2.4 1.11 1.5 1.2 2.3 0.496 0.600 0.345 1.35
2010-11 UCLA 35.0 12.8 7.2 2.8 3.0 0.93 0.9 2.1 1.6 0.406 0.736 0.362 1.19
PerGame 31.7 10.3 6.9 2.8 2.8 1.00 1.2 1.7 1.9 0.431 0.684 0.359 1.23

SEASON
TEAM
GP
MIN
FG
FGA
FTM
FTA
3PM
3PA
PTS
OFF
DEF
TOT
AST
TO
STL
BLK
PF
2009-10 UCLA 26 719 69 139 39 65 10 29 187 53 116 169 70 63 39 31 60
2010-11 UCLA 33 1154 144 355 78 106 55 152 421 50 188 238 93 100 29 68 52
Totals 59 1873 213 494 117 171 65 181 608 103 304 407 163 163 68 99 112

YouTube Clip – 4/28/2009

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