|Name:||Tylor Okari Ongwae|
|Born:||July 15, 1991|
|Height:||200 cm / 6’7″|
|Team:||Bakken Bears (FIBA Europe Cup)|
Tylor Ongwae is a 200 cm forward who can score in various ways. He is long and athletic, and has a great one or two dribble pull-up or step-back shot from mid-range. Tylor is outstanding in getting into the lane and playing off two feet to create his own shot or to get teammates in position to score. His biggest strength on offense is his mid-range game where he can face-up and use his athletic ability to elevate over defenders and shoot, or drive and finish with either hand around the basket. Tylor is a coachable player who keeps it simple and reads defense well. He runs the floor well and makes excellent decisions in transition or half court offense. He is a solid on-the-ball defender where he uses his size, athletic ability, and footwork to stop perimeter players from driving or shooting over him. When guards are being pressured, he brings the ball up the floor and has the ability to start his team’s offense.
In June of 2018, Tylor signed to play for Danish champs, Bakken Bears. Since Bakken Bears did not qualify to play in Basketball Champions League, they competed in FIBA Europe Cup and advanced to quarter-finals. As a starter in 22 minutes per game in 16 FIBA Europe Cup games, Tylor averaged 10 points, 4.5 rebounds, 1.3 steals per game, and shot 50% from the field, 37% from behind the 3-points line, and 74% from the free throw line. In quarter-finals of FIBA Europe Cup, Bakken Bears lost to German team Wuerzburg.
In Danish league in 22 minutes per game as a starter, Tylor averaged 11 points, 4 rebounds, 1.2 steals per game, and shot amazing 64% from the field, 31% from behind the 3-point line, and 78% from the free throw line. In Finals of the domestic league, they beat Horsens IC 4:0 to win Danish Championship. Below are highlights and the last game of the season against Wuerzburg.
15 points & 6 rebounds vs. German team, Wuerzburg
During 2017/2018 season, Tylor played for Massagno in Swiss top league. He averaged 15.3 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per game while shooting 54% from the field, 32% from behind the 3-point line, and 75% from the charity line. Massagno made it to the Final 4 of the Swiss Cup and finished the regular season in 4th place. Below are highlights from Swiss league:
During the second part of 2016/2017 season, Tylor signed to play for Taranaki in New Zealand. The league began in March and he averaged 18 points and 5.7 rebounds per game while shooting 54% from the field, 34% behind the 3-point line, and 71% from the free throw line. He was named New Zealand NBL All-Imports Team and 2nd Team All-NBL.
During the first part of 2016/2017 season, Tylor played for Swedish champions, Sodertalje. In Basketball Champions League qualifications, they played two games against Finish champions, Kataja, and Tylor averaged 17 points and 5 rebounds. After failing to advance, Sodertalje very successfully competed in FIBA Europe Cup. In 9 FIBA Europe Cup games, Tylor averaged 10.4 points and 4 rebounds in 22 minutes of play while shooting 47% from the field, 37% behind the 3-point line, and 86% from the free throw line. The team qualified to play the second round.
During 2015/2016 season, Tylor played for Solna Vikings in Swedish Basketettan league where the team won the league. Tylor was named MVP of the league and the team’s captain. He averaged 21 points, 11 rebounds, 3 assists, 2.2 steals, while shooting 66% from the field, 37% from behind the 3-point line, and 79% from the free throw line. After the Swedish league, Tylor joined Avellino in Italian top league to play Playoffs as a replacement/insurance player. The team lost in semi-finals and Tylor played in two games. In one game he played 15 minutes and had 9 points and 2 rebounds with 2/2 from the field, 1/2 from behind the 3-point line, and 2/2 from the free throw line.
During 2014/2015 season, Tylor led The University of Louisiana at Monroe in scoring with 14.4 points per game, and was second on the team in rebounding with 6.6 rebounds per game, while also averaging 3 assists per game. He was named Sun Belt All-Conference First Team. The team had a great season, finishing as the runner-up of the prestigious CBI Tournament. They finished the season with 24-14 record. His outstanding coach, Coach Keith Richard, was named Sun Belt Conference Coach of the Year. His teams are known for being tough-minded athletic defensive-oriented teams that are patient on offense and have ability to score in various ways. Below are Tylor’s college highlights:
During 2013/2014 season, Tylor led The University of Louisiana at Monroe in scoring with 16.2 points per game, while also grabbing 5.8 rebounds per contest. He was named Sun Belt All-Conference Third Team.
Prior to signing with the University of Louisiana at Monroe, he was an outstanding junior college player at Ranger Junior College in Texas. There, he averaged 16.2 points and 8.3 rebounds per game, and made All-Conference and All-Region teams. Tylor has been a member of the Kenyan Senior National Team.
|2018/2019||Bakken Bears – DENMARK
FIBA EUROPE CUP
| 11ppg, 4rpg, FG: 64%, 3PT: 31%, FT: 78%
10.2ppg, 4.3rpg, FG: 50%, 3PT: 37%, FT: 74%
|2017/2018||Massagno – SWITZERLAND||15.3ppg, 5.4rpg, 2.5apg, FG: 54%, 3PT: 32%, FT: 78%|
|2016/2017||Sodertalje Kings – FIBA EUROPE CUP
Taranaki – NEW ZEALAND
| 10.4ppg, 4rpg, FG: 47%, 3PT: 37%, FT: 86%
18ppg, 5.7rpg, 1.6spg, FG: 54%, 3PT: 34%, FT: 71%
|2015/2016||Solna Vikings – SWEDEN D2
Scandone Avellino – SERIE A – ITALY
|21ppg, 11rpg, 3apg, 2.2spg, FG: 66%, 3PT: 37%, FT: 79%
4.5ppg, FG: 67%, 3PT: 33%, FT: 100%
|University of Louisiana at Monroe – NCAA I
Ranger Junior College – JUCO
|14.4ppg, 6.6rpg, 3apg
|2018/2019 Danish Champion|
| 2016/2017 New Zealand NBL 2nd Team All-League
2016/2017 New Zealand NBL All-Imports Team
|2015/2016 Swedish Basketettan League Champ
2015/2016 Swedish Basketettan League MVP
2015/2016 Swedish Basketettan League Regular Season Champ
|2014/2015 Sun Belt All-Conference First Team
CBI Post Season Finalist
|2013/2014 NABC All-District 2nd Team
Sun Belt All-Conference 3rd Team
|2011-2013 Texas JUCO All-Region and All-Conference Teams|
|2010-Present A Member of the Kenyan Senior National Team|
Full Games (2018/2019 Season) – Bakken Bears – Champions League
#9 in white: 14 points & 6 rebounds vs. Leicester Riders
Full Games – Bakken Bears – FIBA Europe Cup
#9 in white: 15 points & 6 rebounds vs. Wurzburg
#9 in white: 13 points & 3 assists vs. Steaua Bucuresti
#9 in white: 13 points & 8 rebounds vs. Kataja
#9 in black: 13 points, 3 rebounds, 3 steals, & 2 assists vs. Kataja
Full Games – Massagno – Swiss Top League
#8 in red: 18 points, 7 rebounds, & 5 assists vs. Geneva
28 points, 9 rebounds, & 5 assists vs. Geneva
19 points & 4 rebounds vs. Monthey
Full Game – Sodertalje – (Basketball Champions League Qualifier):
#12 in white: 18 points & 6 rebounds vs. Kataja
Full Games – Sodertalje – FIBA Europe Cup
#12 in green: 17 points & 5 rebounds vs. Mons
20 points & 4 rebounds vs. Mons
Full Game – University of Louisiana at Monroe vs. University of Florida (19 points)