|Hometown:||Los Angeles, CA|
Tyler Honeycutt played in the final 26 games, averaging 27.7 minutes per contest while making 18 starts at forward ... he scored in 24 of the 26 games he played in, reaching double figures nine times, including a season-high 18 points in 34 minutes in a win over Oregon State (Feb. 25) ... grabbed at least two rebounds in every game, including a season-high 13 (11 defensive) in a home loss to Oregon (Feb. 27) ... got off to a slow start when an injury sidelined him for the first six games of the season, but he responded well, becoming the third freshman to lead the Bruins in rebounding (6.5 rpg, 9th in Pac-10) in the last five years ... joined Luc Richard Mbah a Moute (8.2 rpg in 2006) and Kevin Love (10.6 rpg in 2008) in that exclusive club ... he led all Pac-10 freshmen with four double-doubles, and those came over the last 11 games of the season where he averaged 9.8 points and 7.4 rebounds during that span ... finished fifth on the team in scoring (7.2 ppg) ... proved to be a stat sheet stuffer as he also led the Bruins in blocks (31, 1.2 bpg), which ranked seventh in the Pac-10, and in steals (39, 1.5 spg), which was tied for sixth in the league ... also ranked sixth in the league in Pac-10 games in rebounding (7.2 rpg), fifth in blocks (1.4 bpg), fifth in steals (1.7 spg), eighth in assists (3.3 apg) and fifth in assist to turnover ratio (1.3, 60 AST, 46 TO) ... recorded the first of his four double-doubles on the year with 13 points and 10 rebounds in an overtime loss at Oregon (Jan. 28) ... his second double-double came two games later with 12 points and 11 rebounds in a home win over Stanford (Feb. 4) ... also added eight assists, three blocks and two steals against the Cardinal ... third double-double was 18 points and 10 rebounds in a home win over Oregon State (Feb. 25)... final double-double was 11 points and 11 rebounds in a loss at Arizona (Mar. 4) ... he missed the first six games (vs. Cal State Fullerton, Nov. 16; vs. Cal State Bakersfield, Nov. 20; vs. Pepperdine, Nov. 23; vs. Portland, Nov. 26; vs. No. 12 Butler, Nov. 27 and vs. Long Beach State, Nov. 29) after an MRI on Nov. 8 revealed a stress reaction in his right tibia ... made his first start of the season in the overtime win at California (Jan. 6) and never relinquished the spot ... also in the Oregon game (Feb. 27) where he had the season-high 13 rebounds, he also recorded a season-high nine assists and added three steals and two blocks to go along with four points (was 2-for-4 from the field) ... was named to the Pac-10's All-Freshman team ... was a three-time award winner at the team's annual postseason banquet, earning the Gerald A. Finerman Award (team rebounding leader), the Bruin Bench Basketball Award (for most improvement in all-around play and mental attitude), and shared the Seymour Armond Memorial Award/Most Valuable Freshman with Reeves Nelson.
Honeycutt was a three-year letterman in basketball and volleyball for the Spartans at Sylmar High School ... his basketball coach was Bort Escoto while his volleyball coach was Soheil Mashhoud ... in basketball, he played all five positions throughout his prep career ... in his senior season in 2008-09, Honeycutt was named a 2009 Parade third team All-American ... he also earned first-team All-Valley Mission League and League MVP honors while his team captured a share of the league title with Reseda HS ... also captured All-City accolades, helping Sylmar to a 19-8 overall record ... averaged 19.8 ppg, 15.0 rpg and 3.9 bpg as a senior, earning team most valuable player honors and second team All-State by CalHiSports ... Honeycutt was on the 2008-09 Best in the West first team and was fifth in the voting with 299 points and was tied for second with 11 Best Prospect votes (out of 58 ballots) ... he averaged 16.0 points and 10.0 rebounds per game as a junior (2007-08) ... he guided his Sylmar volleyball team to a 33-2 record in 2009 and a spot in the finals of the L.A. City section championship, where the Spartans lost to Granada Hills ... he was named a first team All-City performer in volleyball and recorded 32 kills, 16 digs and six blocks in a Valley Mission League victory over Reseda HS ... he was rated the No. 51 player in the country and the No. 9 small forward by ESPN ... he was rated the No. 28 player and No. 4 small forward in the country and the No. 3 small forward in the state by Rivals.com ... he was rated the No. 21 player and No. 3 small forward in the country by Scout.com.
Full name: Tyler Deon Honeycutt ... born in Los Angeles, Calif., on July 15, 1990 ... his mother is Lisa Stazel and his father is Darren Honeycutt ... has no siblings ... chose to attend UCLA because of, "the exposure, tradition, weather and close to home" ... says the professional athlete he most admires is the Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant ... played AAU basketball for Pump N' Run ... has yet to declare a major.