Tai Wynyard profile
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Height: 6'10" (208 cm)
Weight: 252 lbs (114 kg)
Position: C
High School: Rangitoto College
Hometown: Henderson, New Zealand
College: Santa Clara
Current Team: Canterbury Rams
Win - Loss: 15 - 6
Kentucky Commit Tai Wynyard Colorado Springs Scrimmage Poster Dunk


Kentucky Commit Tai Wynyard Colorado Springs Scrimmage Poster Dunk

Mike Schmitz
Mike Schmitz
Jun 13, 2015, 11:35 am
New Zealand big man and Kentucky commit Tai Wynyard shows off some new-found agility with a poster dunk over 6-10 Gonzaga commit Zach Collins in a 3x3 scrimmage in Colorado Springs.

Wynyard's New Zealand squad went on to win the U18 3x3 World Championship in Hungary last week. He was named MVP of the event.

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Tai Wynyard 3x3 U18 World Championship Preparation Video Interview

May 31, 2015, 02:30 am
An interview with future Kentucky Wildcat Tai Wynyard of the U18 New Zealand 3x3 team, who are in Colorado Springs, as they prepare for the FIBA World Championship in Hungary next month.

2015 Nike Hoop Summit Shooting Drills: Tai Wynyard

2015 Nike Hoop Summit Video Interview: Tai Wynyard

Apr 09, 2015, 08:59 pm
An interview with future Kentucky Wildcat Tai Wynyard of the World Select Team at the 2015 Nike Hoop Summit.

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2015 Nike Hoop Summit: International Practice: Day Four

Jonathan Givony
Jonathan Givony
Apr 09, 2015, 08:45 pm
Tai Wynyard had one of his best days of the week, crashing the offensive glass repeatedly with his thick frame and strong motor. He has gotten wiser about going straight up with the ball and not giving the World Team shot-blockers any opportunity to bother his shots inside the paint, which is important considering his lack of length and verticality. Wynyard perhaps isn't the prototypical athlete Kentucky usually recruits, but his toughness and work ethic should help him carve out a role among their sea of All-Americans as his career progresses.

2015 Nike Hoop Summit: International Measurements

Apr 06, 2015, 07:01 pm
Tai Wynyard
Height (w/ shoes): 6-10
Weight: 263
Wingspan: 6-10
Hand Width: 9 3/4
Hand Length: 9
Standing Reach: 8-10 1/2
Country: New Zealand

-Wynyard has room to tone his frame, but he is tremendously strong for a young big man. His wingspan isn't particularly impressive for a big man, but he has solid height for the center position. Having just turned 17, it will be interesting to see whether he grows in the coming years and how his already mature body progresses. Wynyard's body type can be compared to that of Mitch McGary (263 pounds at the Hoop Summit, 6-10 in shoes, 7-0 wingspan), even if the now Oklahoma City big man is slightly longer. For an inevitable Kentucky player comparison, he also has very similar dimensions to those of Josh Harrellson (6-8 ½ without shoes, 6-11 wingspan, 8-8 ½ standing reach).

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