Tyler Bey was born February 10, 1998 in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he was raised through his junior year of high school. He is the son of Toya Mays. Bey started high school by attending Las Vegas High School. After his junior year, he transferred to Middlebrooks Academy, a prep school in Los Angeles. His success at Middlebrooks helped attract more attention from NCAA basketball programs. Bey chose to play college ball at the University of Colorado, where he played hoops for three seasons from 2017 to 2020. After the end of his junior season, he was named the 2019-20 Pac-12 Conference Defensive Player of the Year along with earning league All-Defensive Team and All-Pac-12 Second Team honors. After the close of his junior season, Bey declared himself eligible for the 2020 NBA Draft, where he was drafted 36th overall by the Mavs after a trade with Philadelphia. Bey played on a two-way contract during his rookie season, logging 18 appearances for Dallas. Bey is a big fan of Von Miller of the Denver Broncos. NBA Fans can follow the Las Vegas native on Twitter @Tbeeyy.
Tyler Bey (6-7, 215), the 36th overall pick of the 2020 draft, was a standout defender in college and set the record at the Draft Combine for highest maximum vertical leap by a forward. He spent his rookie season with the Mavs on a two-way contract and averaged 1.0 point and 1.1 boards in 18 appearances.