Veteran guard has played in 68 of a possible 87 games in his DU career ... his 68 games played rank second only to Jon Pawlak's 69 among Duquesne returnees ... is expected to supply depth and experience at the point guard spot ... 93 of his 122 career field goal attempts (76.2%) have come from beyond the 3-point arc.
As a Junior (2003-04) Averaged 6.2 minutes in 17 games as the back-up to starting point guard Martin Osimani ... scored a season-high five points versus both Prairie View A&M and Massachusetts ... was credited with a career-high two blocked shots at Minnesota ... finished the year with just nine turnovers in 105 total minutes ... came off the bench cold for the injured Bryant McAllister to hit two big free throws with 32 seconds left to give DU a four-point lead in a 79-76 win over Massachusetts in the first round of the Atlantic 10 Tournament ... the victory over UMass marked Duquesne's first tournament win since 1994.
As a Sophomore (2002-03) Saw action in 23 of 30 games ... averaged just under 10 minutes per outing ... hit 7-of-19 three-point attempts on the season, including 3-of-7 in Atlantic 10 play ... scored a season-high seven points at No. 11 (AP) Maryland ... totaled two assists in a game three times ... posted a career-high three steals in the season opener at No. 5 (AP) Pittsburgh.
As a Freshman (2001-02) Joined Jon Pawlak as one of two Dukes to see action in all 28 games ... finished the year averaging 3.4 points and 0.9 rebounds in an average of 12.8 minutes per game ... was one of two players to finish with a positive assist-to-turnover ratio (21-to-19) ... hit just two of his first 23 three-point attempts, before rallying to hit 39.5 percent (15-of-38) from long distance in Atlantic 10 play ... hit 4-of-8 three-point attempts in scoring a season-high 14 points vs. Richmond in the regular-season finale ... hit 5-of-5 free throws in overtime vs. Vermont on Nov. 26 ... converted three free throws after being fouled on a three-point attempt with 2:07 left against the Catamounts to put the Dukes up five and added two more with six seconds left to ice the win ... the overtime free throws were the first attempts of his Duquesne career ... connected on 3-of-7 from long distance in scoring 11 at Temple ... made 3-of-4 threes at La Salle (9 points) ... posted a season-high three assists at George Washington, at Temple and vs. Richmond ... made good on 73.1 percent of his free throw attempts.
High School Mt. Lebanon High School in Pittsburgh (head coach Hal Kestler) ... four-year letterman and three-year starter who finished his career as the leading scorer in school history with 1,666 points ... averaged 21.7 points and 3.5 rebounds per game as a senior for the 16-9 Blue Devils ... his points per game average ranked ninth in the WPIAL ... was a two-time all-WPIAL pick ... also earned Section 5-AAAA Player of the Year honors twice ... caught the eye of the Duquesne coaching staff when he scored 11 points in helping Team Pennsylvania to a 75-73 win over Team USA in the Born2Run Classic played in the spring of 2001.
Personal Comes from an athletic family ... Tyler's father, Tom, was a soccer letterman and his mother, Cathy, a volleyball letterman at Slippery Rock University ... both have coached at the high school level ... his younger brother, Travis, is a redshirt freshman volleyball player at Cal State Northridge ... Tyler's older brother, Cory, and sister, Katie, were former all-state volleyball players at Mt. Lebanon ... Katie (Sheldon) went on to captain the volleyball team at the U.S. Naval Academy ... she was named 2001-02 Navy Female Athlete of the Year after helping lead the All-Navy women's team to a silver medal at the Armed Forces Championships, the Armed Forces team to a silver medal at the U.S. National Championship and the gold medal in the Conseil International Du Sport Militaire World Military Volleyball Championship in Italy ... Katie was at sea in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and the Shock and Awe campaign in Iraq ... Tyler had planned to attend the Naval Academy Preparation School in Rhode Island prior to enrolling at Duquesne ... was the first local recruit signed by head coach Danny Nee ... is a three-time member of the Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll ... was named to the 2003-04 Atlantic 10 men's basketball All-Academic Team ... has also been named to the DU Director of Athletics Honor Roll ... elementary education major ... full name is Tyler Foley Bluemling ... date of birth: 5/31/82.
CAREER STATS FOR TYLER BLUEMLING
YEAR G/GS MIN/AVG FG-AT PCT 3M-AT PCT FT-AT PCT REB-AVG A TO BK S PTS-AVG 2002 28/0 357/12.8 28-76 .368 19-61 .311 19-26 .731 24-0.9 21 19 0 6 94-3.4 2003 23/0 226/9.8 11-30 .367 7-19 .368 6-11 .545 17-0.7 13 22 0 14 35-1.5 2004 17/0 105/6.2 7-16 .438 4-13 .308 6-9 .667 9-0.5 9 9 3 3 24-1.4 Total 68/0 688/10.1 46-122 .377 30-93 .323 31-46 .674 50-0.7 43 50 3 23 153-2.3HIGH GAMES
Points - 14 vs. Richmond (Fr.)
Rebounds - 5 at Cleveland State (Fr.)
Assists - 3 three times (all Fr.)
Blocked Shots - 2 at Minnesota
Steals - 3 at Pittsburgh (Soph.)
Minutes - 33 vs. Richmond (Fr.)