Skilled and versatile forward who has the ability to stretch the defense with his deep shooting range ... Has the potential to be an elite outside shooter ... Moves well without the ball ... Tough-minded competitor who led the team with seven charges drawn in 2012-13 ... Three-time state champion in high school ... Grew up just minutes from new ACC-rival Syracuse in Dewitt, N.Y.
Played in all 31 games and made six starts on the year ... Named to the All-ACC Academic Team ... Averaged 5.0 points and 2.5 rebounds in 16.7 minutes per game ... The team's fifth-leading rebounder and sixth-leading scorer ... Shot 75.9 percent (41-of-54) at the free throw line to rank third on the team ... Shot 31.8 percent (50-of-157) from the field, including 23.7 percent (14-of-59) from 3-point range ... In conference play, averaged 4.2 points and 2.1 rebounds in 16.4 minutes per game ... Shot 31.1 percent (28-of-90) from the field in ACC games, including 23.5 percent (8-of-34) from 3-point range ... Went 11-for-16 for 68.8 percent at the line in conference play ... Scored in double figures in three games, including a season-high 12 points vs. Furman (Dec. 18) ... Also scored 10 points at Richmond (Dec. 1) and 11 points vs. High Point (Dec. 5) ... Pulled down a season-high five offensive boards vs. High Point ... Scored nine points on 4-of-4 shooting to help Wake Forest to an upset of No. 2-ranked Miami (Feb. 23) ... Led the team with seven charges drawn on defense ... Converted 4-of-6 three-point play opportunities ... Started five of the first six games of the year ... Also made his first career ACC start at North Carolina (Feb. 5) ... Missed a portion of 2012 summer workouts prior to the season after suffering a hairline fracture in his foot during the spring ... Named to the Athletic Director's Honor Roll.
2012-13 Season Highlights
Made his collegiate debut vs. Radford (Nov. 9) and finished with six points and four rebounds in the start ... Added a block and went 1-for-2 from the field in 21 minutes ... Had four points, four rebounds and a steal vs. No. 23-ranked UConn (Nov. 16) at the Paradise Jam ... Came off the bench the following night vs. Iona (Nov. 17) and had eight points and four rebounds and hit his first career 3-pointer ... Finished the tournament with seven points and two assists vs. Mercer (Nov. 19) ... Played a season-high 26 minutes and tallied four points, two rebounds and a steal vs. William & Mary (Nov. 23) ... Scored in double figures for the first time, finishing with 10 points, all of which came in the second half, at Richmond (Dec. 1) ... Turned in a season-high 12 points on 4-of-7 shooting with five rebounds in 14 minutes off the bench vs. Furman (Dec. 18) ... Made his ACC debut at No. 1-ranked Duke (Jan. 5) and had two points and an assist in 12 minutes off the bench ... Scored eight points, pulled down three offensive boards and hit a pair of 3-pointers at Virginia Tech (Jan. 19) ... Scored seven points on 3-of-5 shooting in an upset win over No. 18-ranked NC State (Jan. 22) ... Scored six points and hit a 3-pointer vs. No. 5-ranked Duke (Jan. 30) ... Pulled down five rebounds and scored four points at North Carolina (Feb. 5) ... Went 4-for-4 from the field to score nine points in an upset win over No. 2-ranked Miami (Feb. 23) ... Hit a pair of 3-pointers to score six points vs. Maryland (Mar. 2) ... Scored seven points and pulled down three rebounds in 24 minutes at NC State (Mar. 6) ... Pulled down three rebounds in the ACC Tournament vs. Maryland (Mar. 14).
A 2012 graduate of Jamesville-Dewitt High School in Dewitt, N.Y. ... Helped the Red Rams to three straight Class A New York state titles from 2009-11 and a state semifinal berth as a senior in 2012 ... 2012 McDonald's All-America nominee ... Finished as one of six finalists for the title of New York's "Mr. Basketball", losing out to teammate and current Syracuse sophomore DaJuan Coleman ... Named first team all-state by the New York State Sportswriters Association in 2011-12 ... Earned second team all-state honors in 2010-11 ... Three-time All-CNY selection, earning first team honors as a junior and as a senior ... Averaged 19.3 points per game to lead J-D to a 22-3 record in 2011-12 ... Helped the Red Rams to a 22-4 record in 2010-11 ... In 2010-11, posted a double-double of 22 points and 13 rebounds in the 66-51 state championship win over Harborfields ... Named to the state All-Tournament Team in 2010-11 ... Also was the sectional tournament MVP in 2010-11 ... In 2009-10, posted a double-double of 11 points and 10 rebounds in a 59-45 state championship defeat of Newark ... As a senior in 2011-12, led J-D to the Class A state semifinals before falling 55-46 to unbeaten Tappan Zee ... Scored 21 points against Scotia-Glenville in the 2012 regional final ... Played for Coach Bob McKenney at J-D ... In addition to Coleman, high school teammates included Brandon Triche (Syracuse) and Alshwan Hymes (Canisius) ... Rated as a three-star prospect by ESPN, Rivals and Scout ... ESPN ranked him as the No. 34 overall recruit in the East Region, the No. 7 recruit from the state of New York and the No. 38 power forward in the 2012 class ... Part of a 2012 recruiting class that was ranked 21st in the country by ESPN and 23rd by Scout ... Played AAU ball for the Albany City Rocks ... National Honor Society member ... High Honor Roll student.
Given name is Tyler Robert Cavanaugh ... Son of John and Marie Cavanaugh ... Father played basketball at Hamilton College (N.Y.) and professionally overseas ... Born Feb. 9, 1994 in Syracuse, N.Y. ... Has two younger sisters, Kayleigh and Julia ... Committed verbally to the Deacons in September 2011 ... Chose Wake Forest over offers from Syracuse and Notre Dame ... Wore No. 34 at Jamesville-Dewitt ... Considering a major in business.