Bey certainly took advantage of the opportunity. The Colorado signee averaged 20 points and 10 rebounds per game while helping the Los Angeles-based Middlebrooks Academy to a conference championship. He was recently named the PEC-6 Player of the Year.
Bey, originally from Las Vegas, also gained 10 pounds and now stands 6-foot-7, 215-pounds.
“I improved on my shooting, improved my ability to play team basketball, learned how to be a leader, worked on my dribbling. It was great,” he said. “I gained confidence to the point where I feel I can do anything on the court.”
Bey signed with the Buffaloes over four other offers - from Arizona State, Fresno State, San Diego State and Wyoming. Being able to play without the pressure of recruiting hanging over him this winter was nice, he said.
“But I still applied pressure to myself to get better,” Bey added. “I knew I had to get better for Colorado and I feel like I did that.”
Bey plans to arrive in Boulder on May 30 and he will travel with the Buffaloes over to Europe to play in a handful of exhibition games in August.
“I have never been overseas before so I am really looking forward to that,” he said.
Known as an excellent defender for years now, Bey has substantially developed his offensive game the last year-and-a-half. He will play on the wing at Colorado.
"With his athleticism, size and length, Tyler can play multiple positions," Buffs head coach Tad Boyle said back during the early signing period. “He can shoot the three-pointer, is very athletic, a terrific rebounder that can affect the game in a lot of ways. … A big time motor. I think he has as good an upside as any player we've signed.”