Tyler Honeycutt

Tyler Deon Honeycutt (July 15, 1990 – July 7, 2018) was an American professional basketball player. He played college basketball for the UCLA Bruins, where he earned first-team all-conference honors in the Pac-10 (known now as the Pac-12) as a sophomore in 2011. Honeycutt was selected by the Sacramento Kings in the second round of the 2011 NBA draft. He played with the Kings for two seasons and in 2013 moved to Europe, where he played for EuroLeague clubs Khimki and Anadolu Efes. He commited suicide following a shootout with police on July 6, 2018.

During the 2012–13 season, Honeycutt was reassigned to the Bighorns on November 7 and recalled by the Kings on December 17.

In August 2013, Honeycutt signed with Ironi Nes Ziona, who had recently gained promotion to the Israeli Super League.

On July 8, 2014, he signed a two-year deal with the Russian team Khimki.

n August 2013, Honeycutt signed with Ironi Nes Ziona, who had recently gained promotion to the Israeli Super League.

On July 8, 2014, he signed a two-year deal with the Russian team Khimki. In 2014–15 season, he won the Eurocup championship with Khimki, Europe’s 2nd tier competition. In 2015–16 Euroleague, he made his debut in Europe’s top competition. Over 23 EuroLeague games, he averaged 6 points and 6.1 rebounds per game.

On July 22, 2016, Honeycutt signed a 1+1 deal with Turkish club Anadolu Efes, where he won the Turkish Basketball Super League Slam Dunk Contest. Over 35 EuroLeague games, he averaged career-highs of 9.2 points, 7.3 rebounds and 2 assists per game. On June 28, 2017, Efes officially opted out of their deal with Honeycutt, and he became a free agent.

On July 14, 2017, Honeycutt returned to Moscow-based Khimki. He signed a contract for the 2017–18 season. After missing two months of action in the beginning of the season due to injury, he returned to the court in late November 2017. He helped Khimki advance to the EuroLeague Playoffs, where they lost to CSKA Moscow 3–1 in the quarterfinal series. Over 17 EuroLeague games, he averaged 9.2 points and 5.4 rebounds per game. In VTB United League, Khimki lost the final game to CSKA Moscow, 95–84.

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Career highlights and awards
EuroCup champion (2015)
BSL Slam Dunk Contest champion (2017)
NBA D-League champion (2013)
First-team All-Pac-10 (2011)
Pac-10 All-Freshman team (2010)
Third-team Parade All-American (2009)

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