Tyler intrigues as NBA draft nears

After his overseas odyssey, 20-year-old says he's returned home a changed man

Updated: June 15, 2011, 4:16 PM ET
By Mike Mazzeo | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Jeremy Tyler says his highly scrutinized and controversial decision to leave high school after his junior season to play overseas two years ago changed him, humbled him and made him more mature.

Only time will tell whether he's right.

"It's definitely been a journey," Tyler said Wednesday after working out for the New Jersey Nets with five other NBA draft hopefuls at the team's practice facility. "But it definitely developed me as a professional both on and ...

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