West Roxbury HS
As a Redshirt (2000-01)
Sat out the 2000-2001 season.
As a Junior (1999-00)
Started all 34 games at power forward… averaged 10.1 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.0 blocks per game… led team in field goal percentage (.512) and blocks (34)… ranked third on the team in scoring and second in rebounding… scored in double-figures 14 times. In the Regular Season: Scored a game-high 20 points to go with eight rebounds, two assists and two blocks against St. John’s (3/5/00)… was 6-7 from the field and 8-10 from the line… poured in a game-high 22 points against No.18 Connecticut (2/19/00)… was 8-12 from the field and 6-6 from the line… recorded 12 points, nine rebounds, one block and two steals in 28 minutes versus Rutgers (2/5/00)… recorded 13 points, three rebounds, two blocks and two steals against No. 16 Kentucky (1/29/00)… recorded a team high 18 points and seven rebounds as well as a career-high four blocks against Georgetown (1/15/00)… was 9-of-12 from the field in a career-high 33 minutes… recorded nine points and a team-high nine rebounds in 25 minutes against No. 7 Syracuse (1/8/00)… was 4-of-6 from the field… recorded nine points, five rebounds and two blocks in 28 minutes against West Virginia (1/5/00)… recorded nine points, six rebounds and a career-high six assists against Quinnipiac (12/29/99)… scored 10 points, connecting on 5-of-5 from the field, against Florida Atlantic (12/27/99)… recorded six points, a team-high eight rebounds and one block against No. 7 North Carolina (12/18/99)… recorded 11 points and nine rebounds against Memphis (12/4/99)… was 5-of-8 from the floor in 28 minutes of action… played 28 minutes against Bethune-Cookman (11/30/99) and set career highs in points (27), rebounds (10), field goals (9) and field goals attempted (12)… double-double was first of his career… made fourth career start and recorded 14 points, and posted career-highs in free throws (10) and free throws attempted (13) at Central Florida (11/19/99)… also recorded five rebounds, one steal and one block in 26 minutes. In the BIG EAST Tournament: Started both games averaging 14.5 points and a team-high 7.5 rebounds per game while shooting 14-24 (.583) from the field… recorded 14 points and seven rebounds against Notre Dame (3/9/00)… was 7-12 from the field… recorded team-highs with 15 points and eight rebounds against St. John’s (3/10/00)… connected on 7-12 from the floor. In the NCAA Tournament: Started all three games averaging 9.7 points and 6.3 rebounds per game… recorded nine points and eight rebounds against Arkansas (3/17/00)… poured in 20 points and pulled down nine rebounds against Ohio State (3/19/00)… did not score in 18 minutes against Tulsa (3/24/00).
As a Sophomore (1998-99)
Played in all 30 games, making three starts, averaging 3.7 points and 2.4 rebounds in 12.5 minutes per game… hit 45-of-77 (.584) from the field to rank second on the team. In the Regular Season: Played 16 minutes in the season opener at Florida Atlantic (11/13/98) and recorded nine points, on 3-of-3 shooting, four rebounds, three assists and one steal… made first career start against Boston College (12/8/98) and recorded two points, three rebounds, one assist and two steals in 19 minutes… came off the bench against Georgia State (12/18/98) to play 18 minutes and recorded eight points, on 4-of-4 shooting from the floor, one rebound, one assist, two blocks and two steals… played 15 minutes against Memphis (12/22/98) and recorded seven points, four rebounds and one steal… was a perfect one-for-one from the field and 5-for-5 from the line… scored seven points in 13 minutes off the bench against St. John’s (1/6/99)… was 3-3 from the field and recorded two rebounds and two steals… made third start of the season against No. 9 St. John’s (2/3/99) and recorded 12 points, two rebounds, one assist, one steal and two blocks in 22 minutes… was 5 of 7 from the field, which included the go ahead basket with seven seconds remaining, and 2-of-2 from the line… played 17 minutes off the bench against Georgetown (2/6/99) and recorded two points, one rebound, one steal and a career-high three blocks. In the BIG EAST Tournament: Played in both games averaging 4.0 points and 2.5 rebounds in 10.5 minutes per game… played 14 minutes against Georgetown (3/4/99) and recorded six points and three rebounds… recorded two points, two rebounds and one steal in seven minutes against St. John’s (3/5/99). In the NCAA Tournament: Played in both games averaging 3.5 points and 3.5 rebounds in 13.0 minutes per game… played 18 minutes against Lafayette (3/12/99) recording five points and five rebounds… had two points and two rebounds in Miami’s second round game against Purdue (3/14/99).
1998 South America Tour
Played in all four games, making two starts… averaged 10.0 points and team-high 9.3 rebounds per game… shot 17-of-24 (.708) from the floor… recorded double figure rebound totals in three of the four games.
As a Freshman (1997-98)
One of only three players (Kevin Norris, Tim James) to see action in all 28 games… ranked sixth on the team in scoring (4.1 ppg) and led Miami’s freshman class in minutes played (11.1 mpg)… led team in field goal percentage having hit 46-of-75 (.613) field goal attempts and tied for second on team with 15 blocks… scored in double figures twice. In the Regular Season: Returned home to Boston and recorded two points and three rebounds in 16 minutes of action against Boston College (1/28/98)… recorded a career-high 13 points to go with five rebounds one assist and one block in 18 minutes against Villanova (1/22/98)… was 5-of-7 from the field and 3-of-3 from the line… scored 11 points and recorded five rebounds and two blocks against West Virginia (1/10/98)… was 3-of-4 from the field and 5-of-7 from the line in 19 minutes… recorded five points, three rebounds, and a career-high three steals, in 15 minutes of work against Connecticut (1/6/98)… recorded eight points, one rebound, one assist and one block in 11 minutes off the bench at Seton Hall (12/31/97)… recorded nine points, four rebounds, and two blocks in 14 minutes off the bench against Eastern Kentucky (11/24/97)… played in first collegiate game recording six points in eight minutes against Southern Illinois (11/14/97) In the BIG EAST Tournament: Came off the bench in Miami’s BIG EAST Tournament game against Georgetown (3/4/98) and recorded three points and four rebounds in 15 minutes… hit his only field goal attempt and was 1-of-2 from the line. In the NCAA Tournament: Played 16 minutes in Miami’s NCAA tournament game against UCLA (3/13/98) and recorded four points and three rebounds.
High School: West Roxbury High School… Massachusetts Gatorade Player of the Year… named the Boston Public League City MVP after averaging 22 points, 13 rebounds, nine assists and four blocked shots his senior year… earned team MVP honors… was an All-Scholastic selection of both the Boston Globe and Boston Herald… named to Street & Smith’s Boston All-Metro team… rated the eighth best center prospect in the nation by Hoop Scoop… led West Roxbury to a city championship and semifinal berth in the state playoffs with a 19-3 record… played four years on the varsity, the final three years as a starter… was an honor roll student each of his four years… coached by Thomas McNair, Jr.
Personal: Sports Management major… full name is Elton J. Tyler… nickname is Squiggy because of his voice… born April 22, 1979 in Boston, MA… has an older brother Kareem and younger sister Michelle… spends his free time working out or studying… enjoys playing video games… son of Elton Elmore and Eleanor Tyler.