25 Tyrell Lynch
KELLOGG ON LYNCH: "When you look at Tyrell, its always been difficult for a player to come in on an off year and really dominate early in the season. You know right now he's in the process of getting acclimated to the speed of the game the intensity of the practice, the level of play that you have to bring every day, but man is he talented, I mean he has a chance with hard work and enthusiasm and intensity to be a great player here. I love his ability to score the ball around the basket, I love his ability to rebound the ball. We just have to get him to defend and block shots at the highest level and he could be a very valuable player for us."
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2008-09 (Updated Feb. 19):
Played in 30 games, starting five times, playing 16.4 minutes with 3.7 points and 3.6 rebounds each game.
Career-high 10 rebounds, also scored two points in A-10 First Round vs. Duquesne (3/11).
Made two free throws on two attempts, scoring four points vs. George Washington (3/4).
Led team with career-high tying nine rebounds at La Salle (3/1).
Racked up team-high eight rebounds along with four points vs. Rhode Island (2/18).
Scored four points in homecoming to upstate New York at St. Bonaventure (2/14).
In 22 minutes, knocked down career-high tying four shots for eight points at Fordham (2/11).
Solid game with six points and seven rebounds in win over Richmond (2/4) in 15 minutes.
Put home two field goals for four points, also had four rebounds in win over Dayton (1/10).
Scored five points and grabbed five rebounds against vs. Vanderbilt (1/3).
Hit three baskets for six points at Houston (12/30) in 20 minutes off bench.
Two impressive field goals in 12 minutes off bench in win over IUPUI (12/27).
In 27 minutes off the bench, scored six points and grabbed four rebounds in win over Hofstra (12/20).
Before ESPN audience at #25/23 Kansas (12/13) posted career-high 10 points hitting first four shots, also added five rebounds in 25 minutes.
Coming off the bench vs. Holy Cross (12/10), netted four points and grabbed three rebounds.
Career-high nine rebounds in career-high 33 minutes at Toledo (12/3).
In second start scored six points and grabbed six rebounds vs. Jacksonville State (11/24).
Drew first-career star at #13 Memphis (11/17), scored six points and grabbed three rebounds.
With Luke Bonner out with injury, played 24 minutes, grabbed six rebounds and at Southern llinois (11/12).
In college debut had four points, two assists and three rebounds vs. Arkansas-Monticello (11/11).
IN 2007-08: Attended UMass as a student, did not play basketball as he worked on his academics.
BEFORE UMASS: Starred at Niagara Falls High School in New York ... Originally signed a National Letter of Intent to play at Auburn University, but did not enroll at the school ... Played in 2006-07 at the Laurinburg Prep in North Carolina ... Averaged 16 points and 10 rebounds ... In high school, was a leader on the Niagara Falls squad which won the 2005 New York State Class AA championship and played in the New York semifinals in 2006 ... In 2005, the Wolverines went 28-1 on the way to the state title and a No. 1 national ranking according to several publications ... USA Today ranked Niagara Falls No. 3 in its final poll of 2005 ... As a senior in 2006, Lynch was an All-New York State player averaging 18 points, 13 rebounds and four blocked shots per game ... In his three seasons at Niagara Falls, his teams compiled an overall win-loss record of 83-7 for a 92.2 winning percentage, and state tournament finishes of first (2004-05), second (2003-04) and third (2005-06) ... Played his AAU basketball with the GC Ballers for Jeff Bishop.
PERSONAL: Tyrell Tafsier Braziel Lynch ... Born on Jan. 1, 1989 ... Son of the late Wanda Braziel Lynch ... Guided by grandmother Cora Powell and uncle Mose Braziel ... Brother of Chloe Long, Chariffa Lee and Torbin Green ... Has not declared a major.
LYNCH'S CAREER STATISTICS
Year GP GS Min Avg FG FGA Pct 3FG FGA Pct FT FTA Pct Off Def Tot Avg PF FO Ast TO Blk Stl Pts Avg
2008-09 30 5 492 16.4 50 106 .472 0 1 .000 10 25 .400 45 64 109 3.6 77 1 14 27 11 11 110 3.7
TOTAL 30 5 492 16.4 50 106 .472 0 1 .000 10 25 .400 45 64 109 3.6 77 1 14 27 11 11 110 3.7
Lynch's Career Highs
Category # Opponent, Date
Points 10 at Kansas, 12/13/08
Field Goals 4 at Fordham, 2/11/09
4 at Kansas, 12/13/08
Field Goals Att. 6 Richmond, 2/4/09
6 Hofstra, 12/20/08
3-Point FGs 0
3-Point FG Att. 1 at Fordham, 2/11/09
Free Throws 2 vs. Arkansas-Monticello, 11/11/08
2 at Memphis, 11/17/08
2 at Kansas, 12/13/08
2 at George Washington, 3/4/09
Free Throw Att. 6 at Memphis, 11/17/08
Rebounds 10 vs. Duquesne, 3/11/09
Assists 2 at Saint Joseph's, 2/22/09
2 at Fordham, 2/11/09
2 vs. Arkansas-Monticello, 11/11/08
Blocks 1 10 times, last at La Salle, 3/1/09
Steals 1 11 times, last at St.Joe's, 2/22/09
Minutes 33 at Toledo, 12/3/08
Lynch's Miscellaneous Statistics
Catergory 08-09 Car. Last Time...
Double-Figure Scoring 1 1 at Kansas, 12/13/08
20-plus points 0 0
25-plus points 0 0
10-plus rebounds 1 1 vs. Duquesne, 3/11/09
5-plus rebounds 9 9 vs. Duquesne, 3/11/09
5-plus assists 0 0
A Few Minutes With Tyrell
Full name: Tyrell Tafsier Braziel Lynch
Favorite Musical Artist: Jay-Z, Biggie, Lil Wayne
Favorite Sports Movie: He Got Game
Best Sporting Event Ever Attended: Cavaliers vs. Lakers, Lebron's Rookie year
Favorite TV Show: Entourage
Favorite Web Site: Google
Favorite Pro Sports Team: Any team in the NBA looking to hire
Favorite Athletes: Carmelo Anthony, Kobe Bryant, Lebron James
Childhood Idol: Michael Jordan
Hobbies: Watch movies
Teams I'd Like to See Added to the Schedule: Auburn, Syracuse
Best Player I Ever Faced: Anytime I look in the mirror
Best Player I Ever Played With: Jonny Flynn
Toughest Place I Ever Played: Glens Falls Civic Center
Magazine Cover I'd Like to Be On: Forbes
My Biggest Fear: Failure
Most Famous Person Ever Met: Steve Harvey
People I'd Like to Have Dinner With: Serena, Beyonce, Kim Kardashian
My Most Prized Possession: Picture of my late mother
Place I'd Like to Visit: Africa
Best Part About Living in Amherst: The peace and quiet
Best Moment at UMass: Going to practice
My First Memory of Basketball: Air balling a free throw at my first game ever
I Wear My Jersey Number Because: My best friend wore it before he passed
My Most Memorable Moment in College Athletics: Gaining my eligibility
If I Didn't Play College Basketball I Would Play: Video games
Who Had the Greatest Impact on My Life: My mom
Pre-Game Rituals: Pray
Most People Don't Know This But: I'm a New Year's baby
One Thing I Wish I Were Better At: Always doing the right thing
My Best Non-Athletic Talent: I can draw