We're pleased to have Tyler on the OPP team. Please welcome him aboard. - Ed.
A little about me:
I'm almost 15 months older than Maurice Harkless and a little over five months older than Tobias Harris -- which is terrifying to me. I'm a college student studying journalism at Western Kentucky University. I've lived in Kentucky my entire life and have been surrounded by basketball my entire life.
I have two passions in life: writing and basketball. I was raised a college hoops fan, but discovered the NBA by the time I was 9 or 10 when I found League Pass on my parents' cable box. Immediately I loved Tracy McGrady and the Orlando Magic. To this day, I still argue that T-Mac should have been MVP in 2002-03. Today I cover the Denver Nuggets for another blogging network and write about Kentucky Wildcat basketball at SB Nation's ASeaOfBlue.com.
You can find me on Twitter at @lashy. I tweet mostly about basketball but you'll find the occasional Action Bronson reference or Game of Thrones quote, too.
What I hope to bring to OPP:
I've been lucky enough to watch a lot of college basketball in my day. One of my favorite things to do is to watch how players transition from college to professional basketball. And I hope to give you guys a glimpse of the talent that's in the college ranks.
I'll be working on a Magic Draft Prospect series over the next few weeks, highlighting potential draftees and how they could fit in Orlando. You may have seen my player profile of Trey Burke that I posted a week or so ago.
When the regular season rolls around, I hope to help Evan out with Magic coverage. I'll still be watching a lot of college basketball and hope to continue looking at how players would fit in Orlando.
That's enough about me, though. I look forward to getting to know everyone in the community and covering the Orlando Magic.