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#2 Tyler Strange
Position: Guard
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 185
Year: Junior
City/State: Leominster, Mass.
High School: Notre Dame Prep
Experience: High School
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Tyler Strange Bio
Courtesy: Gardner-Webb
Release: 10/27/2011
Third-year starter at point guard … One of the Big South Conference’s most durable players, regardless of position … Emerged as a scoring threat late in his sophomore season … Tough, team-oriented guard … Above average defender on the perimeter … Very disruptive player defensively … One of the team’s top performers in terms of deflections … Has dished off 228 assists in two seasons (46 career starts) … Averaging 4.9 assists per start … Could challenge for All-Big South Conference honors with continued improvement … A crowd favorite in Paul Porter Arena.

2012-2013 at Gardner-Webb: Started all 34 games, one of only three players to do so … Averaged 5.8 points, 2.6 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game … Dished off a career-best 141 assists … Ranked fifth in the Big South in total assists and sixth in assists per game … Led Gardner-Webb with 30.8 minutes per game … Ranked second on the team with 54 steals, the 10th-best mark in the Big South … Ranked fourth in the league in assist/turnover ratio (2.0) overall, and third in league games … Scored in double digits eight times, including career-high totals of 14 points vs. Winthrop (2/19) and Campbell (3/7) … Gardner-Webb was 7-1 when Strange scored at least 10 points … Dished off a season-high 10 assists vs. Spalding (12/22) … Had nine assists in the CIT first round vs. Eastern Kentucky (3/19) … Had three steals or more in 10 different games … Had at least six assists in seven games … Dished off eight assists vs. The Citadel (12/15) … HAd seven assists at home vs. Charleston Southern (2/27) … Hit the game-tying three with 40.2 seconds left in that overtime win for GWU … Had 11 points in that win … Shot 42.4 percent from the 3-point line during Gardner-Webb’s eight-game win streak in late-February/early-March (14-of-33) … Made at least two 3-point shots in nine games (GWU was 7-2 in those games). 2011-2012 at GWU: Played in 30 games and earned 12 starts at point guard … Started seven of the season’s final eight games … Averaged 4.3 points, a team-high 2.9 assists and 1.2 steals per game … Pulled down 1.9 rebounds per game … Led the team in steals … Scored in double figures four times … Had a career-high 13 points on 5-of-8 shooting at Campbell (1/14) … Scored 11 points vs. Radford (2/9) and at UNC Asheville (2/23) … Dished off a season-high 10 assists and scored nine points at Winthrop (1/19) … Netted 12 points in only 16 minutes vs. Lees-McRae (11/16) … Had five or more assists in six games … Gardner-Webb was 3-1 when he dished off at least seven assists … Had at least three steals in five games … Pulled down a career-high six rebounds at UNC Asheville … Shot 30.3 percent from three-point range on the season (20-of-37), but was 13-of-33 in league play (39.4 percent) … Averaged 3.0 assists per game in Big South games.

High School: Played at national prep school power Notre Dame (Mass.) Prep in Fitchburg under Coach Ryan Hurd … A two-year starter on a team loaded with high-major Division I talent … Played in one of the toughest prep school leagues in the country ... One of seven Notre Dame players to sign with NCAA Division I programs in 2011 … Rated the No. 16 senior prospect in Massachusetts by ESPN.com … Started career at Leominster (Mass.) High, where he averaged 16.1 points per game as a sophomore … Earned first-team All-Star honors from the Worcester Telegram & Gazette as a sophomore.

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