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#1 Tyler Melville
Position: Guard
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 180
Year: Senior
Hometown: Plano, Texas
High School: Plano West/Hun School
Major: Sociology
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Career Highs
through the 2012-13 season

Points 23 at Princeton, 3/2/13
Field Goals 9 at Princeton, 3/2/13
FG Attempts 16 at Columbia, 2/18/11
Three-Pointers 3 twice, last at Columbia, 2/8/13
3FG Attempts 6 vs. Colby-Sawyer, 1/17/13
Free Throws 6 six times, last at Cornell, 2/10/13
FT Attempts 8 at Yale, 2/25/11
Off. Rebounds 2 seven times, last at Brown, 2/23/13
Def. Rebounds 5 three times, last vs. Cornell, 3/8/13
Rebounds 6 vs. Colby-Sawyer, 1/17/13
Assists 6 twice, last vs. Brown, 2/1/13
Turnovers 6 twice, last at Cornell, 2/19/11
Blocks 1 seven times, last vs. Penn, 2/16/13
Steals 3 twice, last at Colgate, 12/19/11
Minutes 34 at Princeton, 3/2/13

JUNIOR (2012-13)
For the second time in his career, received the Rudy LaRusso ’59 Award as the team’s most improved player ... led Big Green in both field goal percentage (.485) and three-point percentage (.417) ... following his usual sluggish start, kicked it into high gear with the new year, shooting 54.6 percent overall and 46.2 percent from long range while averaging 10.6 points over the final 17 games ... also led the team in assists during those 17 contests (37) ... blistered the Ivy League, hitting 55.2 percent of his field goals ... nine times scored in double figures, including a career-best 23 points by hitting 9-of-11 field goals against his father's alma mater, Princeton, in a 68-63 defeat on the road ... effect of the new year was immediate as he scored 11 points with two triples against Colgate ... added 10 more the next game in a win over Army ... dropped a game-high 16 points on Colby-Sawyer on 5-of-10 from the floor and 3-of-6 behind the arc while grabbing a career-high six rebounds ... matched a personal best by dishing out six assists at Brown on Feb. 1 ... went 5-of-8 overall and 3-of-4 from three-point range en route to 15 points in a big road win at Columbia on Feb. 8, 60-57 ... sank both free throws with 31 seconds left to provide the game’s final points ... during the weekend trip to Brown and Yale, tallied 11 and 14 points, respectively ... perfect 4-for-4 from the floor while converting 5-of-6 foul shots for 13 points in 14-point win over Cornell on March 8 ... also had five rebounds and five assists against the Big Red ... hit two clutch free throws in final seconds of 64-58 win over Columbia ... knocked down 15 of his final 17 field goal attempts (.882).

SOPHOMORE (2011-12)
Recipient of the John DiIorio ’56 Award for hustle, drive and determination ... led team in free throw percentage at .830 (39-of-47) ... got off to a slow start, but once again picked up his play once the new year -- and the Ivy League slate -- cranked up ... played in all but one game and started 11 of the final 12 ... had three steals against his brother's team at Colgate ... first game scoring in double digits came in first game of the new year, pouring in 12 points in just 14 minutes against Bucknell on 5-of-8 shooting with a three-pointer ... drilled two triples and scored 10 points in home loss to Ivy champion Harvard ... moved into the starting lineup after that game against the Crimson and responded with 25 points in the two games on the road at Brown (11) and Yale (team-high 14) while shooting 50 percent (9-of-18) ... on the return trip to Hanover, hit 4-of-7 against the Bulldogs for eight points, then 4-of-8 with a trey and 6-of-7 at the line for a team- and season-high 15 points in the 58-53 win over the Bears ... canned 3-of-4 free throws in the final 32 seconds to help seal the victory ... scored in double figures in next two contests as well with 11 in a three-point loss at home to Penn, and 10 more versus Princeton ... knocked down 14-of-27 field goals (.519) during that four-game homestand ... scored six points in each of the final two games, at Cornell then Columbia.

Tyler MelvilleFRESHMAN (2010-11)
Recipient of the Rudy LaRusso ’59 Award, bestowed upon the team’s most improved player ... stats bore out the honor — shot just 20 percent in first 10 games, 41.6 percent over final 18, plus seven of his nine games in double-figure scoring came during the final 10 contests ... played in all 28 games with 12 starts ... opened the season starting in his first collegiate game at Providence, scoring nine points with a pair of rebounds and two steals ... touched up Vermont for 10 points and three assists on Dec. 1 ... chipped in five points and a season-high three steals in the victory at Drake ... in first Ivy action, knocked down two three-pointers against Harvard ... scored 12 points while going 6-of-6 from the foul line against his older brother’s team, Colgate, on Jan. 17 ... hit 8-of-14 shots during the weekend at Penn and Princeton, scoring 10 and 11 points, respectively ... started the final seven Ivy League games, averaging over four assists ... began that starting string with six helpers versus Yale ... went 8-of-16 for a season-high 20 points at Columbia on Feb. 18 ... helped Dartmouth take Yale to overtime in New Haven by scoring 12 points while dishing out five assists with nary a turnover ... ended the season by canning 7-of-12 fielg goals for 16 points with five dimes against Penn ... averaged 11.3 points over the last 10 games of the season.

HIGH SCHOOL
Captain of The Hun School in a postgrad year under Coach Jonathan Stone ... named team MVP and first-team all-conference ... four-year letterwinner at Plano West Senior High, serving as captain as a senior for Coach Anthony Morgan ... earned all-district honors as a junior and senior ... Peer Assistant Leadership Student (PALS) which mentors special needs children ... selected to participate in Young Men’s Service League ... performed a day internship in the administrative offices for the Dallas Mavericks.

PERSONAL
Sociology major ... full name is Tyler Hamilton Melville ... born on Dec. 12, 1990 ... son of Randy and Lael, who both attended Princeton ... father also played basketball for the Tigers ... has two brothers, one of whom (Sterling) finished his collegiate basketball career at Colgate in 2011-12 ... enjoys art and horseback riding ... has traveled to China, Australia and Austria.

Melville’s Career Statistics
Year GP-GS Min-Avg FG-A Pct. 3G-A Pct. FT-A Pct. Off-Def Tot-Avg PF-FO A TO Blk Stl Pts-Avg
2010-11 28-12 548-19.6 70-189 .370 11-43 .256 54-66 .818 11-37 48-1.7 65-1 54 61 3 20 205-7.3
2011-12 29-12 422-14.6 54-138 .391 11-40 .275 39-47 .830 12-27 39-1.3 49-0 18 48 2 13 158-5.4
2012-13 27-14 532-19.7 66-136 .485 20-48 .417 51-61 .836 7-33 40-1.5 56-0 40 36 2 12 203-7.5
Totals 84-38 1502-17.9 190-463 .410 42-131 .321 144-174 .828 30-97 127-1.5 170-1 112 145 7 45 566-6.7
 
Ivy League Statistics Only
Year GP-GS Min-Avg FG-A Pct. 3G-A Pct. FT-A Pct. Off-Def Tot-Avg PF-FO A TO Blk Stl Pts-Avg
2010-11 14-7 331-23.6 52-124 .419 6-25 .240 29-38 .763 4-26 30-2.1 38-1 35 38 0 14 139-9.9
2011-12 14-11 303-21.6 39-99 .394 8-30 .267 30-33 .909 8-17 25-1.8 33-0 11 29 0 7 116-8.3
2012-13 14-11 350-25.0 48-87 .552 11-28 .393 36-43 .837 4-23 27-1.9 36-0 30 26 2 6 143-10.2
Totals 42-29 984-23.4 139-310 .448 25-83 .301 95-114 .833 16-66 82-2.0 107-1 76 93 2 27 398-9.5
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