Colorado Buffaloes forward Tyler Bey will see his NBA dream come true, as he was selected by the Dallas Mavericks with the 36th overall pick of the draft.
Bey left Colorado after three tremendous seasons. He first came to Boulder as a raw, athletic forward, then worked his way into becoming a two-time All-Pac-12 member and conference Defensive Player of the Year. He averaged 13.7 points and 9.5 rebounds during his last two seasons.
Bey was drafted for his ability on the defensive side of the player. He’s an elite athlete with a 43.5-inch vertical, has great agility and quickness for his size, and a ton of length with a 7’1 wingspan. He’s going a quality defensive rebounder, a good weakside shot blocker and can guard positions 2 through 4.
The fit in Dallas is quite clear: Tyler Bey is going to play relentless defense, rebound the ball and stand somewhere that’s not in the way. He’s a good dunker and will get a lot of easy buckets with Luka Doncic running the show. Bey will see the floor a ton and could develop into a starter if his jumper comes around.
Even if we hoped he would be a first round pick, Dallas might be the perfect place for Bey to land.