NASHVILLE, Tenn. - - Belmont University men's basketball head coach Casey Alexander announced Friday the addition of Tyler Scanlon (Centreville, Va.) to the Bruin program.
Scanlon spent the last three seasons at Boston University, scoring 1,024 points and making 158 3-point field goals for the Terriers.
"Tyler fills a huge gap by giving us needed experience," Alexander said. "With over 80 starts in the Patriot League, he will provide real offensive punch to our lineup as we seek to replace two outstanding scorers in Dylan Windler and Kevin McClain. Tyler's skill set is a great fit for our style of play. He's a versatile player that can score, pass, and be impactful with or without the basketball."
The 6-7 forward averaged 13.8 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.3 assists this past season. He became the first Boston University player in four decades to record at least 400 points, 150 rebounds and 100 assists in a single season.
Scanlon was named to the 2017 Patriot League All-Rookie Team.
Having earned his undergraduate degree, Scanlon will enroll at Belmont and be eligible to play in the 2019-20 season.
Belmont University men's basketball has earned postseason invitations 13 of the last 14 seasons, including eight berths to the NCAA Tournament. The Bruins have won 17 conference championships since 2006 - third-most nationally over that span (Gonzaga, Kansas). Belmont is one of only six NCAA Division I programs outside the Power 5 to post Top 100 RPIs nine consecutive seasons (BYU, Gonzaga, Saint Mary's (CA), San Diego State, Wichita State). Belmont is one of only nine NCAA Division I programs to win 19 or more games 14 consecutive seasons (BYU, Duke, Gonzaga, Kansas, Louisville, Michigan State, North Carolina, San Diego State). Belmont University men's basketball boasts an NCAA-leading 17 CoSIDA Academic All-America selections since 2001 and is one of only three NCAA Division I programs to make the NCAA Academic Progress Rate (APR) Honor Roll every year of existence.
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