MWC Leader Utes Win Ninth Straight at Huntsman
"Tyler had a great summer of personal development and basketball growth and I am very proud of him for making the Canadian Olympic team. I expect he will be a big contributor to our squad in his senior year."
Played in all 33 games, making 26 starts ... scored in double-figures 12 times, including a 12-point effort in his first Div. I game, an 86-52 win against USC Upstate (Nov. 9) on 4-of-8 shooting and 4-4 free throws ... hit double figures in three straight games from Dec. 5 through Dec. 15 ... finished second on the team in steals (29) and third in assists (68) ... squad's second-best free-throw shooter at .843 (43-of-51) ... tied with Carlon Brown as the team's top rebounding guard (3.2 per game) ... posted a career-high 23 points (9-16 FG, 4-9 3FG, 1-2 FT) in a 75-64 loss at Oregon (Dec. 8) ... grabbed a career-high eight rebounds in a 72-71 loss against New Mexico (Feb. 23) ... recorded six assists in a game three times ... gained valuable experience in the offseason as a member of the Canadian National Team ... played for Canada in Greece during Olympic qualifying ... faced Team USA in an exhibition match, taking on defensive duties against NBA stars Dwayne Wade and Kobe Bryant ... earned MWC Academic All-Conference accolades.
Prior to Utah
Earned First-Team Junior College All-America honors at College of Eastern Utah in 2006-07 ... led the nation in scoring as a sophomore, averaging 27.9 points per game ... also dished out four assists, grabbed four rebounds and two steals per game in 2006-07 at CEU ... earned conference MVP and first-team all-conference accolades.
Led Handsworth High School to a league championship and a third-place finish at the Provincial Tournament ... voted one of the top 20 players in Canada as a senior ... two-time league MVP ... played in adidas All-Canadian game ... averaged 31 points, eight assists, five rebounds and three steals as a senior.
Tyler Kepkay is the son of Dave and Kim Kepkay ... born June 19, 1987 ... only child ... communications major.