Alexander Trent Tyus (born January 8, 1988) is an American-Israeli professional basketball player for Galatasaray Odeabank of the Turkish Basketball Super League and the Euroleague. Having naturalized as an Israeli citizen, he also represents the Israeli national basketball team. Standing on 2.03 meters, he is very athletic and top-class rebounder.[1]

High school career

Tyus played for his first two years of high school for Hazelwood Central High School in St. Louis.[2] He then played for two years for Harmony High School, leading it to the prep school national championship game in 2006.[2][3]

College career

Tyus attended the University of Florida, where he played college basketball under head coach Billy Donovan with the Florida Gators from 2007 to 2011, and was a member of two NCAA Tournament teams. He played a key role in the 2010–11 Gators' run to the Elite Eight with a 19-point, 17-rebound effort in the 83–74 overtime win over the BYU Cougars in the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16. As of 2012, his 1,333 career points were 22nd-best in school history.[2]

Professional career

To start off his professional career, Tyus signed with Maccabi Ashdod after finishing four years at Florida.[4] On July 12, 2012, Tyus signed a contract with the Italian team Pallacanestro Cantù where he played his first Euroleague season.[5]

On July 1, 2013, Tyus signed a two-year contract with Maccabi Tel Aviv.[6] He has been named the MVP of the Euroleague for month April.[7] He was one of the key players to help Maccabi advance to the Final 4 of the Euroleague.

On July 21, 2015, Tyus signed a one-year contract with the Turkish club Anadolu Efes.[8]

Career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

Note: The Euroleague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.

Denotes seasons in which Tyus won the Euroleague
Led the league

College

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2007–08 Florida 36 0 12.7 .540 .000 .543 2.6 .3 .1 .6 4.3
2008–09 Florida 36 36 26.2 .591 .000 .685 6.2 .7 .5 .8 12.5
2009–10 Florida 34 34 28.4 .503 .400 .683 6.9 .4 .5 1.0 11.8
2010–11 Florida 36 36 25.1 .500 .333 .630 6.2 .8 .4 .8 9.1
Career 152 106 23.0 .534 .375 .652 5.4 .6 .4 .8 9.4

Euroleague

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2012–13 Cantù 10 0 19.8 .576 .000 .481 3.7 .4 .2 1.0 8.1 9.0
2013–14 Maccabi 27 2 18.1 .718 .000 .526 5.0 .3 .3 1.0 7.7 10.9
2014–15 Maccabi 25 5 21.1 .611 .000 .529 5.2 .4 .4 1.4 7.2 10.5
Career 62 7 19.6 .649 .000 .517 4.9 .4 .3 1.2 7.6 10.4

Personal life

Conversion to Judaism

During his college years he was introduced to Judaism by his roommate, and in 2011 Tyus and his wife Alli Cecchini (volleyball player of Florida Gators),[9] who has Jewish roots, converted to Judaism.

References

  1. ^ "Alex Tyus Stats, Bio". ESPN. January 8, 1988. Retrieved December 13, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "Gator Men's Basketball Roster/Bios". GatorZone.com. June 6, 2012. Retrieved December 13, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Alex Tyus". Rivals.yahoo.com. April 20, 2011. Retrieved December 13, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Alex Tyus Basketball Player Profile, stats, biography, career". Eurobasket. Retrieved December 13, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Italian Basketball, Teams, Scores, Stats, News, Standings". Eurobasket. Retrieved December 13, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Alex Tyus Signs with Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv". maccabi.co.il. Retrieved April 24, 2014. 
  7. ^ "bwin MVP for April: Alex Tyus, Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv". euroleague.net. Retrieved April 29, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Anadolu Efes tabs former champ Tyus". Euroleague.net. July 21, 2015. Retrieved July 21, 2015. 
  9. ^ University of Florida athletes got married

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