32  Tyler Wilkerson
Tyler Wilkerson
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lexington, Ky.

High School:
Lafayette HS

Height / Weight:
6-8 / 240

Position:
F

Experience:
3L

2008-09 (Junior): A fractured jaw against Tulsa (2/4) put season to an end prematurely...led Marshall in rebounding (6.2) and blocks (16)...third on the squad in scoring (10.7 ppg)...shot .529 from the field (82-of-155)...went 6-for-9 from floor for 13 points with eight rebs and three blocks in just 13 minutes in season-opener vs WVU Tech (11/16)...in three Glenn Wilkes Classic games in Daytona (11/21-23), averaged 6.7 ppg and team-high 7.3 rpg (team-best 10 off. reb)...posted MU's first double-double of season with 12-point, 14-rebound effort against Ole Miss...did not start due to flu-like symptoms but played 16 minutes vs. Old Dominion (11/29); scored 6 points...netted 10 pts (5-6 FT; 1-1 3FG) with four rebounds vs. East Tennessee State (12/2)...scored 15 points (6-10 FG) with two blocks in 17 minutes of road win at Boston University (12/6)...tallied second double-double of season with 21 points (8-11 FG) and 11 rebounds in comeback win vs UT-Arlington (12/13)...scored 16 second half points and tied career-high with 10 free throw attempts (5-10) against Arlington...went 6-for-8 from floor (12 pts) with 5 rebounds, 2 blocks in win against Ohio (12/17)...netted 15 points on 4-of-7 shooting (7-10 FT) with three rebounds and block vs. Cumberlands (12/20)...came off bench at Dayton and posted three rebounds...game snapped streak of points in 50 straight games (shutout for first time since 2/7/07 at Tulsa)...played 12 minutes off bench vs Tennessee State (12/28) to score four points and four rebounds...returned to starting lineup at San Diego (1/2) to set or tie career-highs in free throws (8), free throw attempts (t-10), and rebounds (t-15)...scored team season-high 22 points on 7-of-9 shooting...foul trouble limited second half minutes at Memphis (1/7); scored 11 points with team-high eight rebounds in 22 minutes vs. Tigers...posted fourth double-double of season with season-high 24 pts vs East Carolina (1/10)...grabbed 10 rebounds and recorded career-highs in free throws and free throw attempts (10-12) against the Pirates...scored nine points and nabbed four rebounds before fouling out against West Virginia (1/14) after loging only 19 minutes of action...scored six points and recorded three rebounds in loss at Tulsa (1/17)...posted nine points and grabbed six rebounds in win over SMU (1/21)...led team with six rebounds at UCF (1/25)...put up 10 points on 5-of-9 shooting at Southern Miss (1/27)...recorded a double-double with 13 pts and 13 rebs vs UAB (1/31).

2007-08 (Sophomore): Appeared in all 30 games with 17 starts, playing 21.7 minutes per game...led team in rebounding (5.9/game, 13th in C-USA), FG percentage (55.6 pct., 6th in C-USA), double-doubles (6, t-4th in C-USA) and blocked shots (1.0/game, 13th in C-USA)...averaged 9.2 points per game...became a dominant force in C-USA play, upping scoring average to 12.2 ppg (20th in C-USA) and rebounding to 7.6/game (3rd) within league play, compared to 5.7 points and 3.9 rebounds per game in non-conference action...averaged just 5.3 points and 3.9 rebounds in season's first 15 games, but reached double-digits in scoring in 12 of final 15 games after having not scored 10 or more points in consecutive games in career until January...averaged 13.0 ppg, 7.9 rpg in second half of season...all six of his double-doubles came in second half, all in C-USA play...in second career start, scored then career-high 22 points with seven rebounds (five offensive) in OT win vs East Tenn. State (Nov. 20)...pulled down game-high seven rebounds vs Boston Univ. (Nov. 25)...started, but played only nine minutes at ETSU (Dec. 4) due to foul trouble...came off bench to score eight points with three rebounds vs Princeton (Dec. 22)...scored six points with three rebounds, two blocks vs San Diego (Dec. 31)...shot 4-for-5 from floor (8 pts) with six of MU's eight points during 26-4 second-half run at Rice (Jan. 9)...tied career-high with three blocks vs No. 2 Memphis (Jan. 12) with team-high six rebounds...blocked three shots for second straight game in loss at East Carolina (Jan. 16)...spectacular second half of season began with 10-point, nine-rebound outing in win over UAB (Jan. 19), stepping up in absence of Markel Humphrey...sank second career 3-pointer in game vs Blazers, first of four 3-pt FGs on season (4-for-17)...fouled out in 15 minutes vs West Virginia (Jan. 23), after recording two points, two rebounds, two blocks vs Mountaineers...posted first career double-double with 10 points, 10 rebounds at Houston (Jan. 26)...starter for first time in a month vs Tulsa (Jan. 30), going 7-for-12 with game-high 16 points, four rebounds, block, steal in OT win vs Golden Hurricane...scored 15 points with career-highs in FGA (13), FT (7) and minutes (37) at UAB (Feb. 2)...netted 17 points (6-9 FG), game- and then career-high 13 rebounds at UCF (Feb. 6) with two blocks...scored career- and team season-high 25 points with seven rebounds, two assists, two steals, block vs East Carolina (Feb. 9)...went 12-for-13 from the floor vs Pirates, the second-best, single-game FG percentage mark in C-USA history (92.3 pct.)...foul trouble limited Wilkerson to just 10 minutes at SMU (Feb. 13)...tallied game-high 15 points and 10 rebounds (six offensive) and career-highs for FT (7) and FTA (10) vs Tulane (Feb. 16)...went 6-for-7 from floor for team-high 18 points with eight rebounds vs UTEP (Feb. 20)...set career-high with 15 rebounds (most single-game rebounds for MU in two years) and 22 points vs UCF (Feb. 23)...went 8-for-11 shooting with two assists, block vs Knights...registered double-double (10p, 10r) at Tulane (March 5), tying career-high with three blocks...recorded sixth double-double of season with 14-point, 13-rebound effort with two blocks vs Southern Miss (March 8)...went 5-for-6 (10 pts) with five rebounds, two steals, block assist in C-USA First Round loss vs Tulane (March 12).

2006-07 (Freshman): Appeared in 28 games with one start, averaging 11.6 minutes per game...fourth on team in rebounding (3.8/game)...43.8 percent of rebounds came on the offensive glass (46-of-105)...scored 2.6 ppg...in C-USA play, averages rose to 3.5 ppg and 5.4 rpg...second on team in blocks with 24...went 1-for-1 in collegiate debut for two points and a rebound vs. UNC Greensboro (Nov. 11)...blocked two shots in season's second game vs. Robert Morris (Nov. 17)...netted four points with five rebounds and two blocks at UTEP (Jan. 10)...pulled down game-high nine rebounds (six offensive) vs. UCF (Jan. 13) with career-high three blocks...went a career-best 4-for-6 from the free-throw line at Tulane (Jan. 20)...in lone start, grabbed career- and game-high 10 rebounds in 17 minutes vs. Houston (Jan. 27)...narrowly missed a double-double, scoring career-high eight points while matching career-best with 10 rebounds (six offensive) at UCF (Feb. 10)...attempted career-high eight field goals (3-for-8) vs. the Golden Knights, including a 1-for-1 mark from 3-point range...went 3-for-3 vs. SMU (Feb. 14) for six points with eight rebounds, two blocks and career-high three steals in season-high 29 minutes...pulled down eight rebounds with five points at UAB (Feb. 24)...seven points and seven rebounds vs. Rice (Feb. 28)...registered a block in four straight games to end season.

High School: Standout at Lafayette HS in Lexington...averaged 19 points and 12.4 rebounds his senior season...Lexington Herald-Leader 1st Team All City, Lexington Herald Leader 2nd Team All State, 43rd District Team, Defenders of the Station Invitational All Tournament Team...played in Kentucky vs. Indiana all-star game in summer of 2006, scored 16 points and grabbed five boards...also participated in the Kentucky vs. Ohio all-star game - scored nine points and had five rebounds in that game.

Personal: Son of Deborah Huguely and Douglas Wilkerson...has five siblings - Jarrell Wilkerson, Darrin Williams, Treyvon Williams, Jalen Wilkerson, and Haley Wilkerson...favorite NBA team is the Miami Heat, favorite player is Amare Stoudamire...plans to major in Sports Management and Marketing with a minor in Business.