6'11, 260 lbs., C
Jeremy Tyler's claim to fame was skipping his senior year of high schools to head overseas and get paid for international ball. Jeremy Tyler was ranked #1 in his class at the time, but his stock has fallen tremendously since heading across the pond though the physical tools, size, athleticism, etc remain. Offensively, Jeremy relies on a jumper in which he shows nice touch out to 18-19 feet. While he shows some skill in footwork and post moves, he is very raw finisher and struggles to make decisive moves. With his athletic ability, strength and size he has considerable room to improve.
Jeremy plays passively for a guy his size, relying on a jump shot and lacking the aggression, decisiveness, and finishing ability to dominate the paint. He lacks passing ability, court awareness, and knowledge of how to utilize his size.
Defensively, Jeremy could control the paint if determined. He has nice size, a massive wingspan, and the athletic ability to become a game changer. In terms of style on defense, he comes off similar to DeAndre Jordan. He is not quick enough to guard face-up fours, but he can control the low post when determined. However, he hasn't shown the heart to play defense.
Overall, Jeremy's physical tools make him a top 10 guy in terms of potential. He has a nice jumper for a guy his size, has nice footwork in the post, and can man the paint on defense.
However, he is very raw with all these skills, has proven to be very immature and lackadaisical in the past, and there have always been red flags around his character. With a guy his size, athletic ability, and skill, he would normally be picked in the top 5. With his character concerns and motivation, he could go anywhere from late first to late 2nd.
How does he fit on the Bulls?
Any big man with his potential would fit well on any team. However, in my opinion, I have rarely seen many potential draft picks work out when there are many character concerns. The Bulls have an opportunity to make a pick that fits their roster and eventually contributes, and I don't know if I see Jeremy Tyler fitting that profile right away.
Does any team want to use a first round pick on Jeremy giving him guaranteed money? My guess is that he will be a second round pick and will have to prove himself to be given a contract by NBA owners. Jeremy would be best off going to a rebuilding team with strong leadership.
This guy was the Eddy Curry of the Japanese league last year. With his physical tools, how do you not dominate the hell out of the Japanese league? Seriously? Still, appealing physical package for a guy who might be sitting there in the second round.