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Jordan

Tyson

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Height: 6'9"
Weight: 220
Year: Senior
Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio
High School: Walnut Hills
Other College: St. Bonaventure
Experience: Transfer

Bio

Career Bio and Statistics

ACADEMIC HONORS
• Spring 2019 Athletic Director’s Honor Roll
• Spring 2018 Athletic Director’s Honor Roll
• Fall 2017 Athletic Director’s Honor Roll
• Graduated with a degree in journalism
2018-19
Saw action in all 34 games while making eight starts . . . Averaged 2.5 points and 2.5 rebounds per game while shooting 50.8 percent from the floor . . . Blocked 27 shots, an average of 0.8 per game which ranked tied for 15th in the Sun Belt.
Came off the bench to play 12 minutes of the regular season opener against ETSU . . . Earned the first start of the season facing St. Bonaventure in the Cayman Islands Classic, the same school he started his collegiate career . . . Finished with six points on 3-of-3  shooting in 15 minutes off the bench against Georgia in the third-place game of the Cayman Islands Classic . . . Knocked down two huge free throws with four minutes to play at Alabama helping GSU overcome a 21-point halftime deficit . . . Scored eight points going 4-of-6 from the free throw line against Chattanooga . . . Grabbed six rebounds at No. 24 Kansas State . . . Finished with eight points on 3-of-4 field goals against Louisiana . . . Garnered a start and finished with a career-high 11 points in a season-high 28 minutes to go along with five rebounds at UT Arlington . . . Knocked down two free throws with 9.4 seconds to play at Appalachian State to secure the win . . . Grabbed a career-high nine rebounds on Senior Day against Little Rock . . . Played 15 minutes against Houston in the NCAA Tournament, grabbing five rebounds.
2017-18
Played in all 35 games averaging 2.0 points in 7.2 minutes per game . . . Shot 53.6 percent from the floor while blocking 22 shots.
Just missed a double-double with nine points and 10 rebounds in exhibition game against Coker College . . . Finished with eight points on 4-of-5 field goals and seven rebounds in season opener against Carver . . . Recorded a season-high four blocked shots at Alabama A&M . . . Finished with five points in just 10 minutes against Chattanooga . . . Came off the bench to score six points in 10 minutes against Little Rock . . . Finished with six points on 3-of-4 shooting in seven minutes against Texas State . . . Scored a career-high nine points on 4-of-6 shooting with five rebounds in the regular season finale against South Alabama . . . Played nine minutes and grabbed two rebounds in Sun Belt Championship game against UT Arlington. 
2016-17
Redshirted season per NCAA rules.
2015-16
Played in 23 games, making nine starts while averaging 2.3 points and 3.2 rebounds per game . . . Shot 42.6 percent from the floor while averaging 15.8 minutes per contest.
Missed first nine games of the season before returning to face South Carolina State, playing 14 minutes and scoring two points . . Scored a season-high eight points on 3-of-3 field goals in a career-high 33 minutes at Fordham . . . Tied a season-high with eight points in 27 minutes against Duquesne.
2014-15
Participated in one game (Niagara) playing one minute with no statistics . . . suffered a broken jaw in practice in December and did not dress for any games after that.
PREP SCHOOL
Attended Fishburne Military Academy in Waynesboro, Va., for a year of post-high school studies and basketball . . . Averaged 12.4 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.2 blocked shots per game . . . Shot 68 percent from the field and 79 percent at the free throw line . . . Helped Caissons finish 25-7 and ranked No. 4 in the nation in the NextUp Recruits Top 10 poll . . . Led Fishburne to a second consecutive trip to the National Prep Championships . . . One of six Fishburne players to accept NCAA Division I offers in 2013-14.
HIGH SCHOOL
Graduated from Walnut Hills High School in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he attended for the 2012-13 season . . . During his senior year, was named an Eastern Cincinnati Conference honorable mention selection for a team that finished 27-2 and reached the Division I state semifinals . . . Attended DeSales High in Columbus, Ohio prior to Walnut Hills  . . .  Played AAU for the Cincinnati Lakers.
PERSONAL
Full name is Jordan E. Tyson . . . Born on Feb. 28, 1995 in Columbus, Ohio . . . Son of Chaundra Tyson and Gerald Eaker . . . Has one sister, Jasmine . . . Father played college basketball at Ohio State and Kansas State . . . Related to retired NBA basketball player Glen Rice.
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