An intriguing versatile defender who can defend multiple positions and bring value to an offense.
Versatility and consistent production will be the calling card when it comes to Colorado junior forward Tyler Bey. When you look at a player like Tyler Bey, you're looking to get a player who can come in and make an impact on both sides of the ball. Bey will be a favorite in some scouting circles, due to his versatility on the defensive side of the ball. Bey spent the majority of his time as a power forward at Colorado and while he is a bit undersized for a "prototypical" power forward, he makes up for it with an impressive reported 7'1" wingspan.
Mix of Trevor Ariza and a poor man's Shawn Marion
Will be his bread-and-butter. Offers an extreme amount of versatility as a defender. Great team defender who does a great job with rotations and contesting shots. Mixes it up against bigger opponents and works hard in the trenches. Active in passing lanes and does a great job of using his length to disrupt. Ability to defend multiple positions.
Outside shot is a bit funky, with a long load, but it gets the job done. Offers upside as a 3-and-D asset at the next level. Shows quickness to be able to contain smaller guards in potential switchable lineups. Ranked in the 87th percentile (via Synergy) in Catch and Shoot offense in the Half Court.
Impressive athleticism that pairs fantastically with his impressive length. Explosive leaper who isn't afraid to play above the rim. Will go for the emphatic blocks on the defensive side of the ball as well, without fear of being put on a poster. Great athlete and has some shiftiness to his game.
Spent the majority of his time at Colorado playing in the interior. Will have to improve his lower body and overall strength if he's going to survive at the next level. Was listed at 196 pounds at one point this year.
Settles for difficult shots and is turnover prone out of the post. Gets a bit flustered when pressured in the post and has struggled to see the floor. Didn't look comfortable as a facilitator out of the post.
Wasn't asked to do a lot of creating from the perimeter in Colorado's offense. Will have to focus quickly on becoming a more perimeter focused type of player. Handles are a bit loose and he doesn't look to have much confidence yet.
There's no secret that in today's NBA game teams covet players that offer the ability to defend multiple positions. Colorado junior forward Tyler Bey offers a wide range of variety on the defensive side of the ball that should have NBA organizations more than intrigued by adding him to their rosters. Bey is a bit undersized for a natural power forward and will need to work on his perimeter skills in order to bring out the next level of his development, but there's plenty to like already. The bottom line when you look at a prospect like Tyler Bey is that the kid can flat out play. A team will draft Bey and figure out the fit later.