TULSA -- A returning letterwinner and starter . . . was Tulsa's only true freshman on the roster in 2004-05.
2004-05 -- Started 15 games including 11 straight contests . . . did not play in the season opener and vs. Oklahoma, but averaged 21.0 minutes (566) in the 27 games that he played . . . averaged 5.0 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.1 assists on the year . . . had three double-digit scoring games . . . led Tulsa in steals in five games and in assists seven times . . . had season-bests of 19 points and 7 rebounds at Boise State (1-6-05), as he converted 8-of-10 from the field and 3-of-5 from three-point range . . . had 13 points and three rebounds in 23 minutes vs. New Mexico State in his first collegiate start . . . came off the bench and had eight points and three rebounds in 19 minutes vs. ORU . . . tallied seven points, two steals and one rebound vs. Northwestern State in his first collegiate game . . . had a season-high five assists and added 3 points and three rebounds at Rice (1-15-05) . . . totaled 12 points, three rebounds, three assists and two steals at Fresno State (2-16-05) . . . tied his season-best with seven rebounds vs. Fresno State (1-22-05) . . . had seven points and tied his season-best of five assists, while adding two rebounds and two steals at Louisiana Tech (3-5-05) . . . tallied seven points, five rebounds and four assists in 21 minutes vs. San Jose State (2-27-05).
HIGH SCHOOL -- Attended Brewster Academy in New Hampshire for two seasons . . . was a two-year letterwinner and starter . . . averaged 17.5 points and four assists in the 2003-04 season . . . helped lead his team to a 22-6 record, a runner-up finish in the State Prep Class A Championship and a final national ranking of fourth among prep schools . . . was named to the all-New England Prep Class A team in 2003 and 2004 . . . was also a 2004 McDonald's All-America Nominee and was named to the 2004 National Prep School Invitational all-tournament team . . . attended Milwaukee Vincent High School before going to Brewster Academy . . . was invited to the Nike All-American Camp and was selected to the 2002 Adidas Big Time all-tournament team in 2002 . . . his coach at Brewster Academy was Jason Smith.
PERSONAL -- Favorite movie is He Got Game . . . lists "The Cosby Show" as his favorite TV show . . . his favorite professional athlete is cyclist Lance Armstrong . . . the Milwaukee Bucks is his favorite NBA player . . . his favorite book is "Of Mice and Men" . . . if he could change anything about the game of basketball, it would be to eliminate the charging call . . . his favorite food is spaghetti . . . Europe is the most memorable place he has visited . . . plays the piano . . . if he were forced to give up all but one of his possessions, he would keep his cell phone . . . his favorite sport to play and watch besides basketball is baseball . . . favorite game as a child was freeze tag . . . the person, dead or alive, that he would most like to meet is boxer Mike Tyson . . . majoring in elementary education . . . mother is Karen Avery . . . born Tyler Deion James on December 4, 1984 in Madison, Wisconsin.
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