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Alex Tyus
PF/C - 6'8, 220lbs - 36 years old - 0 years of NBA experience
Signed in Russia - Signed with Runa
  • Birthdate: 01/08/1988
  • Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2011
  • Pre-draft team: Florida
  • Country: USA
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: Happy Walters (Catalyst Sports)
28th June, 2011IsraelSigned a one year contract with Maccabi Ashdod.
15th July, 2012ItalySigned a one year contract with Pallacanestro Cantu.
1st July, 2013IsraelSigned a three year contract with Maccabi Tel-Aviv. Included mutual option for 2015/16.
7th July, 2015IsraelDeclined 2015/16 player option.
21st July, 2015TurkeySigned a two year contract with Anadolu Efes. Included team option for 2016/17.
28th June, 2016TurkeyAnadolu Efes declined 2016/17 option.
12th July, 2016TurkeySigned a two year contract with Galatasaray. Included team option for 2017/18.
22nd June, 2017TurkeyGalatasaray declined 2017/18 team option.
22nd June, 2017IsraelSigned a three year contract with Maccabi Tel-Aviv. Included team option for 2019/20.
Career Moves
2007 - 2011Florida (NCAA)
June 2011 - June 2012Maccabi Ashdod (Israel)
July 2012 - June 2013Cantu (Italy)
July 2013 - June 2015Maccabi Tel-Aviv (Israel)
July 2015 - June 2016Anadolu Efes (Turkey)
July 2016 - June 2017Galatasaray (Turkey)
June 2017 - presentMaccabi Tel-Aviv (Israel)
Articles about Alex Tyus

March 17, 2011

This has finally gone.

The Gators try play defense at every position. Erving Walker may be small for a point guard, but he's quick, works hard, and is disruptive; Kenny Boynton may be small for a shooting guard, but he's quick, works hard, and is disruptive. Chandler Parsons is big for a small forward, and yet he's quick, works hard and is disruptive. Alex Tyus bounds about with great energy, even he doesn't have the cliched energy player dreads any more. Vernon Macklin is an immovable object in the middle. And Patric Young, the freshman off the bench, is a future SEC DPOY. He really is, and you can quote me. Florida have always landed good big men, and with Young in the mix, they're right back at it.

Speaking of big men, Macklin has had a good season, showing the offensive game he never previously did. The fifth year senior now has precisely one move in the post - the right handed hook shot. It works, too. And very very occasionally, he'll counter it with a lefty one, too. He also provides strong post defense, some shot blocking and good rebounding numbers, alongside God awful free throw shooting, no jumpshot, and absolutely nothing outside of 10 feet on either end. So even with his one move, he's limited. Tyus is also limited - his threats to transfer to a program that would let him play small forward never amounted to anything. Maybe he realised that it wouldn't make much sense, given that he could neither dribble nor shoot. As it happens, Tyus takes a few jumpers these days, using an unnecessarily high release with about four redundant movements in it, and they do not go in much. Nevertheless, he is still a capable finisher in the paint, brings his energetic roaming defense, does a valiant job on the interior despite being overmatched physically, and grabs some rebounds.

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