Pallacanestro Openjobmetis Varese is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement with American Tyler Larson (Photo Philippe Collin). Guard, class of 1991, Larson has signed a contract that will keep him with the Red & Whites until the end of the 2018/19 season. The new Openjobmetis player combines great athleticism and explosiveness with excellent game vision and good passing skills.
Date of birth: 31 December, 1991
Place of birth: California (USA)
Height: 190 cm
Issuing from the Casper (Wyoming) and South Dakota junior colleges, in his final year with the Coyotes, Larson was best player with 14.4 points, 7.9 rebounds and 2.9 assists. In 2015, he landed in Europe where he signed his first professional contract with Jekabpils, totalling 14.5 points, 5.9 rebounds and 4.1 assists in the championship and 15.3 points, 5.8 rebounds and 3.6 assists in the Baltic League. After finishing the pre-season 2016/17 between Hungary and Lithuania, he returned to Latvia with Barons Riga where he demonstrated his full potential – with 16.4 points, 5.2 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game he pulled the team into third placed in the league and was elected best player of the tournament. In the current season, he wore the Liege jersey, totalling 18.2 points (54% 2-pointers, 48% 3-pointers, and 83% free throws), 5.8 assists and 4.6 rebounds in 14 games (best assist-man), second best scorer of the BLB and October MVP).