Finished his career as a four-year letterwinner from 2009-12 ... One of the top shot-blockers in program history, ranking fifth all-time at Wake Forest with 144 blocks ... Career average of 2.1 blocks per game is second in school history to only Tim Duncan ... Saw limited action as a freshman and sophomore but turned in a solid campaigns in his final two years on campus, starting 22 of 52 games over the 2011 and 2012 seasons ... Extremely long and athletic big man ... Runs the floor extremely well.
Played in 20 games with 13 starts ... Averaged 4.2 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.6 rebounds in 19.9 minutes per game ... Registered 52 total blocks on the season, which is tied for the 12th-highest single-season total in school history ... Had at least one block in all but one game he appeared in ... Led the ACC in blocks in conference games with 3.0 per game ... In conference play, averaged 4.1 points and 4.3 rebounds in 21.3 minutes per game ... Started 13 of the 15 ACC games he played in ... Scored in double figures in two games, both of which were career-high-tying 12-point performances (vs. Gardner-Webb; at NC State) ... Pulled down double-figure rebounds in two games, including a career-high12 vs. Wofford ... Came close to posting a triple-double at Maryland (Jan. 11), finishing with eight points, nine rebounds and eight blocks ... Led the team in rebounding five times ... Finished second on the team with 10 dunks on the year ... Earned the team's Best Defensive Player Award ... Sat out the first nine games of the season due to a violation of the Wake Forest University student code of conduct ... Suspended for the final two games of the season due to a violation of departmental policy.
2011-12 Season Highlights
Returned from a fall semester suspension to make his season debut at Seton Hall (Dec. 10), finishing with two points, three rebounds and a blocked shot ... Turned in one of his best performances, tying his career-high with 12 points on 6-of-10 shooting to go along with five offensive rebounds vs. Gardner-Webb (Dec. 18) ... Had career-highs of 12 rebounds and three assists vs. Wofford (Jan. 2) ... Made his first start of the 2011-12 season in the Deacons' ACC-opening win over Virginia Tech (Jan. 7), finishing with four points and a block ... Fell just shy of a triple-double at Maryland (Jan. 11) with eight points, nine rebounds and a season-high eight blocks in a career-high 32 minutes ... Pulled down 11 rebounds and had six blocks to help lead the Deacons to a road win at Boston College (Jan. 21) ... Swatted four shots in the first half vs. Florida State (Jan. 25) before being forced to miss the second half with a concussion ... Tied his career-high with 12 points on 6-of-10 shooting at NC State (Feb. 4) ... Tallied four blocks and two steals in a home win over Georgia Tech (Feb. 15) ... In his final game as a Deacon, had four rebounds and two blocks vs. Duke (Feb. 28) on Senior Night.
Played in all 32 games with nine starts ... Averaged 3.6 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.5 blocks in 18.1 minutes per game ... Ranked second in the ACC and 20th nationally in blocks per game ... His 79 blocks were the sixth-highest single-season total in school history and the most since Tim Duncan in 1997 ... Broke Duncan's single-game record with 11 blocks vs. Marist ... Became just the fourth player in school history to register nine or more blocks in a game ... Tallied four or more blocks in nine games ... Led the team to rank 16th nationally in blocks per game and finish with the fourth-highest season block total in school history ... Had one of his best games in the Jan. 29 win over Virginia, finishing with 11 points on 5-of-6 shooting ... Of his 11 points vs. UVa, 10 came in the second half to help the Deacons rally for the win ... Scored in double figures twice ... Pulled down a season-high eight rebounds four times ... Led the team in rebounding three times ... Received the team's Most Improved Player award.
2010-11 Season Highlights
Opened the season with a bang with seven blocks, five rebounds and five starts in his first career start vs. Stetson (Nov. 14) ... Became the first Deacon since Tim Duncan in 1996-97 to tally at least seven blocks in a game ... Followed with six blocks and eight rebounds vs. Hampton (Nov. 15) ... Came off the bench to score 12 points and pull down eight rebounds at Elon (Nov. 20) ... Set a school record with 11 blocks vs. Marist (Nov. 23), breaking Tim Duncan's mark of 10 set in 1996 ... Finished with eight rebounds, five blocks and three steals vs. Iowa (Nov. 30) ... Grabbed seven rebounds and had four blocked shots vs. UNC Greensboro (Dec. 15) ... Came off the bench to block eight shots and scored eight points at Xavier (Dec. 18) ... Had a productive second half vs. Gonzaga (Jan. 2), scoring all seven of his points in the final 20 minutes while bringing down five boards for the game ... Did a solid job on the boards at Georgia Tech (Jan. 19), grabbing eight rebounds, including five offensive boards ... Turned in his best performance of the season against ACC competition with 11 points on 5-of-6 shooting from the field vs. Virginia (Jan. 29), scoring 10 of his points in the second half to help the Deacons to the conference win ... Tallied six blocks at Florida State (Feb. 1) ... Scored nine points on 4-of-4 shooting to go along with five rebounds, four blocks and two assists vs. Miami (Feb. 9) ... Scored 8 points on 4-of-6 shooting to go along with four blocks at North Carolina (Feb. 15) ... Had a block and a rebound in limited action vs. Boston College in the ACC Tournament (Mar. 10).
Played in seven games off the bench ... Averaged 6.9 minutes per game ... Scored 2.1 points and pulled down 1.6 rebounds per contest ... Registered nine blocks, two steals and an assist on the year.
2009-10 Season Highlights
Opened the season vs. Oral Roberts (Nov. 13) and saw three minutes of action ... Had a productive day at East Carolina (Nov. 15), going 3-for-6 from the field for six points, to go along with four rebounds and two blocks ... Saw action late in the game vs. High Point (Nov. 18) and scored two points on a pair of free throws ... Tallied three blocks and an assist vs. Winston-Salem State (Nov. 24) ... Finished with four points, six rebounds, a block and a steal in 11 minutes vs. Elon (Dec. 13) ... In return to his hometown of Wilmington, saw action in the second half vs. UNC Wilmington (Dec. 16) ... Came off the bench to record three points, three blocks, a rebound and a steal in the NCAA Tournament second round vs. Kentucky (Mar. 20) ... Went 3-for-4 at the free throw line vs. the Wildcats.
Saw action in 11 games off the bench ... Played an average of 3.8 minutes per game ... Averaged 1.1 rebounds and 0.9 points per game ... Finished with four blocks and a pair of steals on the year ... Played in four ACC contests on the year, averaging 1.0 rebounds and 0.5 points per game.
2008-09 Season Highlights
Made his collegiate debut vs. N.C. Central (Nov. 14) ... Finished with two points and two rebounds in five minutes of action against the Eagles ... Pulled down three rebounds in four minutes vs. UNC Wilmington (Nov. 19) ... Also had a steal against the Seahawks ... Made his only field goal attempt vs. Winston-Salem State (Nov. 24) ... Scored two points in five minutes vs. Indiana (Dec. 3) ... Had two blocks in five minutes vs. Bucknell (Dec. 6) ... Made his only field goal attempt and had two blocks, a steal and an assist in three minutes at East Carolina (Dec. 22) ... Saw action late and pulled down one rebound vs. Radford (Dec. 30) ... Saw four minutes of action late at Miami (Feb. 4), making his ACC career debut ... Scored two points and pulled down two rebounds in five minutes vs. Florida State (Feb. 14).
Rated as the second-best center and the No. 17 prospect overall in the country according to Rivals.com ... Also tabbed by Rivals as a five-star recruit ... Ranked by Scout.com as the No. 4 center and the No. 18 prospect in the nation ... Tabbed the No. 22 recruit nationally by Hoopmasters.com and the No. 44 prospect by HoopsReport.com ... Part of a Wake Forest recruiting class that was ranked No. 3 in the country by Rivals ... Two-time Gatorade North Carolina Player of the Year ... Named the Associated Press' 2008 Co-Player of the Year in North Carolina, along with Bo Ingram of Kinston ... Named first team all-state in 2008 ... Played at New Hanover High School under coach Linc Lyles as a sophomore and junior and then under coach Franklin McMillian as a senior ... As a senior, led New Hanover to a 26-3 record while averaging 12.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 8.1 blocks per game ... Had 18 blocks in one game during his senior year ... Set the North Carolina state record for blocked shots in a season (235 in 2007-08) and career (543) ... Led New Hanover to the 2007 North Carolina 4A state championship ... Named MVP of the 2007 state title game, turning in 12 points and eight blocks to lead the Wildcats to a win against Charlotte Vance ... Averaged 15.2 points, 7.1 rebounds and 7.4 blocks per game as a junior ... Led New Hanover to the championship of the 2006 Chick-fil-A Classic in Columbia, S.C. with wins over regionally-ranked Dunwoody (Ga.) and nationally-ranked Archbishop Mitty (Calif.) ... Played in the 2008 Capital Classic at the Comcast Center in College Park, Md. ... Started and had three blocked shots to help the U.S. All-Stars to a 123-85 defeat of the Capital All-Stars ... Played in the 2008 North Carolina East-West All-Star Game at the Greensboro Coliseum ... Scored 12 points and had five blocks to help the East squad to a 99-93 defeat of the West ... Played AAU ball for Boo Williams, alongside University of North Carolina forward Ed Davis ... Served as president of the Men of Strength (MOST) Club, which stands against rape and sexual violence ... Honor student all four years of high school.
Given name is Tyran Jamall Walker ... Son of Tatia Faison ... Has three siblings - two brothers and one sister ... Born Aug. 7, 1989 in Columbus, Ohio ... Gave a verbal commitment to Wake Forest in April 2007 ... Wears a size 19 shoe and has a 9-5 standing reach to go with a 7-6 wing span ... Wore No. 40 in high school ... Graduated in May 2012 with a degree in communication.