Tyler Bey Rumors
Andy Larsen: Here are the names that are consistently connected to the Jazz on draft day: Josh Green, Jaden McDaniels, Desmond Bane, Robert Woodard, Tyler Bey, Sam Merrill, Zeke Nnaji, Udoka Azubuike. There’s obviously potential for surprise, but I’d bet two of those are Jazzmen by night’s end.
What was life like for you when you were growing up in Las Vegas? Tyler Bey: I was a troubled kid. If it wasn’t for basketball, I would be working at McDonald’s or in some trouble with some of my friends. I was always going out, not going to school, doing badly in school. That was hard. It got to the point where my mom had to have me go live with my aunt. She lived in a different part of Vegas and my uncle is a cop, so they’re pretty strict over there. That really turned my life around.
What are some of the things that have inspired you to stick to it? Tyler Bey: I’ll never forget my past, where I came from, what I’ve seen and what I’ve been through. Growing up, it was just me, my mom and my sister. I watched my mom struggle from day one. So for me to not go out there and compete, it would not be good enough for her and my family. So what motivates me is all the struggles we have been through, all the struggles I’ve seen my mom go through. I want to see my mom happy.
What are some of the things you want to do for her if and when you get an NBA contract? Tyler Bey: I just want to put a smile on her face. I want to take away that struggle, really. That’s something she’s been through her whole life. So, to take away that struggle and to see her not work again, or something like that, would be great. That would be perfect.
Bryan Kalbrosky: Leaders for max vertical 2020 NBA Draft Combine: Cassius Stanley: 44″ Tyler Bey: 43.5″ Jalen Harris: 42.5″ Udoka Azubuike: 41″ Lamar Stevens: 41″ Devon Dotson: 40.5″ Josh Green: 39.5″ Grant Riller: 39.5″ Kahlil Whitney: 39″ Yoeli Childs: 38.5 KJ Martin: 38.5″ Robert Woodard: 38″