Tyler Hagedorn Interview and Highlights

Tyler Hagedorn
A 2020 NBA Draft hopeful, South Dakota’s Tyler Hagedorn is a draft-and-stash candidate after signing a multi-year deal in Europe. (Photo courtesy of South Dakota Athletics).

On October 15, Lee Branscome and I had a very interesting interview with Tyler Hagedorn, a first-team All-Summit selection this past season and a 2020 NBA Draft prospect.  In August, Tyler signed with Buducnost, the premier team in the Montenegrin Basketball League, which also competes in the Adriatic League and EuroCup.  In the interview, Tyler discussed his college career, his transition to the professional ranks in Europe, and his role with his new team.  

This past season, Tyler led the nation in 3-point percentage among those with at least 140 attempts. The South Dakota senior made 51.4 percent of his threes, shot 82 percent from the free-throw line, and was ninth in DI with a true-shooting percentage of 68.1.  He averaged 18.1 points and 6.9 rebounds per game, leading the conference in plus-minus and offensive rating, ranking second in win shares, and finishing fourth for player efficiency rating.  

For more on Tyler, see his Hoops Prospects scouting report, written by TJ Brown.

Special thanks to Eric Kerr, who edited and produced this video, and to South Dakota Athletics for the video highlights and photographs.  


  • Richard C. Harris

    Richard has worked as a sports writer/editor/analyst since 1998, and is NBA credentialed. He has contributed to various magazines, radio shows, and a number of other sites, including ESPN.com, SI.com, and USAToday.com. He is the former CEO of FantasyFootballExperts.com and a former member of the Pro Football Writers of America (PFWA). He is currently the Managing Director at Hoops Prospects. Follow on Twitter @HoopsProspects.