Tyler Lydon has been at Syracuse since the first summer session. Since then, he's taken people by surprise by showcasing his ability on the court.
With former Syracuse Orange players Terrence Roberts, Eric Devendorf and Baye Moussa Keita in town to prepare for the upcoming TBT tournament this weekend in Philadelphia, the Orange trio had some high praise for the 6-foot-9 rising freshman. Roberts proclaimed,
"This guy, Tyler Lydon, if he gets stronger, he can be a one-and-done or two-and-done. He is a gem. A gem. He can shoot the ball from the college three. He can shoot the mid-range like clockwork. He can jump like I did as a freshman, but with more control. When we got on the court, I was like 'Who is this?' I thought he was a walk-on."
Roberts said Lydon might be good enough to earn a starting role this season. That could be the case if Michael Gbinije starts at point guard.
"He's going to be special. They're throwing him lobs and he's catching them easily. He's a better shooter than I was, has better hands than I did, is as athletic or more, than I was. Early in my career I could put my arm in the rim. He seems like the type that might do that in a game."
When asked of Lydon, Devendorf went on to say,
"He's a 6-foot-9 shooter, can put it on the ground, is athletic. He's a great player but I like him as a person. I like his demeanor and personality. He's a real good kid. He's going to be great here."
Devo has been saying this for over a month now.
Cuse nation you all are going to love this young fella @Tyler_Lydon14 #hesaplayer— Eric Devendorf (@edeven23) June 11, 2015
Keita said there is a lot of talent on this year's Syracuse team. He said he really likes the way that Lydon moves.
See what the man who recruited Lydon has to say about him: