Tyler Lydon: My Life As An NBA Draft Prospect

Jun 14, 2017 | by Tyler Lydon, CBS Local Sports

The 2017 NBA Draft is set for Thursday, June 22nd. As the stars of the college game get ready to find out where they will begin their NBA journey, CBS Local Sports’ “My Life As” series will give them an opportunity to talk about how they got to this point and what they expect from the future in their own words.

Today, we hear from Tyler Lydon, a sophomore from Syracuse University, who was second on the team in scoring at 13.2 points per game while also adding 8.6 rebounds per game this past season. Lydon was an integral part of the 2015-16 Orange’s magical run to the Final Four that stunned the college basketball world. He broke down his best memories from that run while giving us insight into why now was the right time to leave school and pursue his NBA future.

Our family is very athletic, and playing sports was always something that our parents had me and my brothers doing. I played baseball and basketball and football, but I fell in love with basketball at a young age. My mom, who played at Dutchess Community College, was always teaching me how to play and how to do certain things. For as far back as I can remember, I’ve always had a ball in my hand. You could say it all started once I was born really.

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