Tyus Edney

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Tyus Edney
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Edney in 2011
Personal information
Born (1973-02-14) February 14, 1973 (age 46)
Gardena, California
NationalityAmerican
Listed height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Listed weight195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school Long Beach Polytechnic
(Long Beach, California)
College UCLA (1991–1995)
NBA draft 1995 / Round: 2 / Pick: 47th overall
Selected by the Sacramento Kings
Playing career1995–2010
Position Point guard
Number5, 20, 2
Coaching career2017–present
Career history
As player:
19951997 Sacramento Kings
1997–1998 Boston Celtics
1998–1999 Žalgiris Kaunas
1999–2000 Benetton Treviso
2000–2001 Indiana Pacers
2001–2004Benetton Treviso
2004–2005 Lottomatica Roma
2005–2006 Olympiacos
2006–2007 Climamio Bologna
2007–2008 BC Azovmash
2008 Caja San Fernando
2009–2010 Turów Zgorzelec
As coach:
2017–2019 UCLA (assistant)
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 1,728 (7.6 ppg)
Assists 910 (4.0 apg)
Steals 217 (1.0 spg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Tyus Dwayne Edney (born February 14, 1973) is an American basketball coach and former professional player who was most recently a college assistant coach for the UCLA Bruins. Listed at 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m), he played point guard for UCLA from 1991 to 1995, leading the Bruins to the 1995 NCAA National Championship. His game-winning shot for UCLA, in the second round of the 1995 NCAA Tournament, is considered to be one of the most famous plays in NCAA Tournament history. [1] A two-time All-EuroLeague First Team selection, he led Žalgiris Kaunas to the 1999 EuroLeague title.

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UCLA Bruins mens basketball

The UCLA Bruins men's basketball program represents the University of California, Los Angeles in the sport of men's basketball as a member of the Pac-12 Conference. Established in 1919, the program has won a record 11 NCAA titles. Coach John Wooden led the Bruins to 10 national titles in 12 seasons, from 1964 to 1975, including seven straight from 1967 to 1973. UCLA went undefeated a record four times. Coach Jim Harrick led the team to another NCAA title in 1995. Former coach Ben Howland led UCLA to three consecutive Final Four appearances from 2006 to 2008. As a member of the AAWU, Pacific-8 and then Pacific-10, UCLA set a NCAA Division I record with 13 consecutive regular season conference titles between 1967 and 1979 which stood until passed by Kansas in 2018.

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College career

In his freshman season at UCLA in 1992, Edney was named the most valuable freshman player on his team. [2] In his sophomore season, Edney was voted the team's most valuable player (MVP), [3] and he was named to the first-team All-Pacific-10 (Pac-10) Conference team. [4] He was again named to the first-team All-Pac-10 conference team in 1994. [4] As a senior in 1994–95, Edney set personal bests in total points (456), steals (74), and assists (216). [5] He was named the team's co-MVP along with Ed O'Bannon, [3] the team's most outstanding defensive player, [2] first-team All-Pac-10 for the third consecutive year, [4] and won the Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award as the nation's best player under 6 feet (1.8 m) tall. [6]

1994–95 UCLA Bruins mens basketball team 1995 NCAA Division I Mens Basketball Champions

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Ed OBannon professional basketball player

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Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award

The Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award was an annual college basketball award in the United States intended to honor shorter-than-average players who excelled on the court despite their size. The award, named in honor of James Naismith's daughter-in-law, was established for men in 1969 and for women in 1984. The men's award was presented to the nation's most outstanding senior who is 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) or shorter, while the women's award was presented to the top senior who is 5 ft 8 in or shorter. Early in the women's award's history, the cut-off height was 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m). The men's award was selected by a panel from the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), while the women's was selected by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA). The award was discontinued following the 2013–14 season.

Edney was inducted into the UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame in 2009, [7] as well as the Pac-12 Conference Hall of Honor in 2014. [8] He ranks second in the school's history in career assists (652) and third in steals (224). [9]

Pac-12 Conference Hall of Honor

The Pac-12 Conference Hall of Honor recognizes former athletes and coaches who have made a significant impact to the tradition and heritage of the Pac-12 Conference. Established in 2002, one honoree is selected by each member institution in the conference annually. The inductions occur during the Pac-12 Conference Men's Basketball Tournament. The Hall of Honor was originally limited to men's basketball, until it was opened to other sports in 2018. The conference was named the Pacific-10 before it expanded in the 2011–12 season with Colorado and Utah.

1995 NCAA Tournament

Edney's late game heroics in the 1995 Men's Division I Basketball Tournament have earned him a spot in NCAA Tournament lore. Edney's UCLA squad had played well in the 1994–1995 season, earning a No. 1 seed in the West Region of the tournament. Favored in their second round match against eighth seed Missouri, UCLA fell behind 74-73 with just 4.8 seconds remaining. Bruins coach Jim Harrick, after calling timeout, turned to Edney, the point guard, rather than to their star player, Ed O'Bannon.

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Cameron Dollar inbounded the ball to Edney who caught it in stride and took off up the left sideline. A Missouri defender picked him up at about the top of the key, although not with extreme on-ball pressure due to a fear of fouling. At midcourt, another defender attempted to trap, but Edney used a behind-the-back dribble that evaded the pressure. After Edney reached the Missouri key, 6'9" Missouri forward Derek Grimm slid over in an attempt to stop him. Edney adjusted his shot around Grimm, and banked the shot in at the buzzer. The ball dramatically drained through the net as the game ending red light blazed. UCLA won the game 75-74. [10] [11]

Cameron Dollar is an American college basketball coach who is an assistant for the Washington Huskies. He was previously an assistant coach at Washington before serving as the head coach for the Seattle Redhawks. Dollar played college basketball for the UCLA Bruins, and was a member of their 1995 national championship team. In the championship game against Arkansas, he replaced injured starter Tyus Edney.

William Derek Grimm is an American professional basketball player.

Two games later against the Connecticut Huskies, Edney had another chance at a full court run before the half, and drained a 30-foot 3-pointer en route to a 102-96 victory. UCLA went on to win its 11th NCAA basketball championship, defeating the defending champion Arkansas Razorbacks 89-78, (although Edney, with a wrist injured in the semi-final win vs. Oklahoma State, mostly watched from the bench). But UCLA's record 11th National Championship would have been impossible had Edney's full court runner vs. Missouri not fallen. Edney was named to the Tournament Western Regional All-Tournament team.

Arkansas Razorbacks intercollegiate sports teams of the University of Arkansas

The Arkansas Razorbacks, also known as the Hogs, are the intercollegiate athletics teams representing the University of Arkansas, located in Fayetteville. The University of Arkansas student body voted to change the name of the school mascot in 1910 to the Arkansas Razorbacks after a hard fought battle against LSU in which they were said to play like a "wild band of Razorback hogs" by former coach Hugo Bezdek. The Arkansas Razorbacks are the only major sports team in the U.S. with a porcine nickname, though the Texas A&M–Kingsville Javelinas play in Division II.

Professional playing career

NBA

Edney was selected by the Sacramento Kings, in the second round, with the 47th overall pick of the 1995 NBA draft. He played with the Kings for two seasons (1995–1997). He spent the 1997–1998 season with the Boston Celtics. After playing in Europe for 2 years (Lithuania 1998–1999, and Italy 1999–2000), he returned to the NBA, and played with the Indiana Pacers, in the 2000–2001 season. In total, he played in 4 NBA seasons. In the NBA, he could never top his rookie year with the Kings, when he averaged 10.8 points per game, and had a total of 491 total.

Europe

In the 1998–1999 season, Edney won the EuroLeague championship with the Lithuanian club Žalgiris Kaunas, [11] earning the EuroLeague Final Four MVP award in the process. He then played in Italy, during the 1999–2000 season, with Benetton Treviso (losing in the Italian League finals, and winning the Italian Cup title). After that season, he spent the next season (2000–2001) playing in the NBA.

Following his departure from the NBA, in 2001, Edney bounced around several European teams, including another stint with Benetton Treviso (2001–2004, where won the Italian league in 2002 and 2003, the Italian Cup in 2003 and 2004, and the Italian Supercup in 2001 and 2002; and played in the EuroLeague Final in 2003) and Lottomatica Roma (2004–2005). After the 2004–2005 season, George Garbolas brought Edney to Olympiacos, in order to help the team challenge in Greece and in Europe.

Edney was one of the players upon whom the new Olympiacos team was supposed to be built, but he only played there for one season, in 2005–2006. In the 2006–2007 season, he returned to Italy, to play with Climamio Bologna. He started the 2008–2009 season in the Spanish club Cajasol Sevilla, and then (January 2009) moved to the Polish club Turów Zgorzelec. [12]

In a 2005 profile in the L.A. Times, [13] former UCLA Bruin teammate Ed O'Bannon, said that Edney was hugely popular in Europe, saying, "his style, his size, the fact that his teams always win; he's somewhat of a novelty, a celebrity. When my teammates overseas found out that I played with him, it would be like someone in the States finding out that you played with Michael Jordan."

Coaching career

On August 2, 2010, it was announced by UCLA head coach Ben Howland, that Edney had joined the Bruins as director of men's basketball operations. [14]

On April 21, 2017, UCLA announced that Edney had been promoted to a full assistant, on head coach Steve Alford's staff, replacing Ed Schilling, who left to join Archie Miller's staff at Indiana. [15] Alford was fired midseason in 2018–19. After the season, Edney was not retained by new incoming head coach Mick Cronin. [9]

Career statistics

Legend
  GPGames played  GS Games started MPG Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage 3P%  3-point field-goal percentage FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game APG  Assists per game SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game PPG Points per game PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold Career high

Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.

NBA

Regular season

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
1995–96 Sacramento 806031.0.412.368.7822.56.11.1.010.8
1996–97 Sacramento 702019.7.384.190.8231.63.20.9.06.9
1997–98 Boston 52712.0.431.300.7931.1'2.71.0.05.3
2000–01 Indiana 24011.0.385.167.8971.02.3.7.04.4
Career2268721.0.405.322.8061.74.01.0.07.6

Playoffs

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
1996 Sacramento 4430.3.429.250.8333.02.82.0.012.0
2001 Indiana 205.0.286.000.000.01.5.5.02.0
Career6421.8.408.222.7692.02.31.5.08.7

EuroLeague

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPGPIR
2001–02 Benetton 191630.3.513.418.7863.63.82.1.117.920.3
2002–03 Benetton181728.7.509.524.8432.44.31.6.116.518.2
2003–04 Benetton181730.1.458.333.8401.94.61.3.115.216.9
2005–06 Olympiacos 232330.6.474.343.7763.04.51.1.013.315.2
2006–07 Climamio Bologna 121030.1.471.263.8142.54.11.0.012.713.9
Career908330.0.486.391.8072.94.31.4.115.217.0

Personal life

Edney married his first wife, Buffy, shortly after graduating from UCLA. They have two daughters, Kennedi and Kolbi-Rae. [16] [17] [18] Edney met his Italian-Brazilian second wife, Aiñoa Da Silva, in Treviso, and they have a son Tyus Jr. [17] [19] Edney's daughter Kennedi is a college gymnast for the LSU Tigers, a winner of the vault title at the 2019 NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championship. [16]

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