SCOUTING REPORT: Excellent outside shooter anxious to return to the court after a solid junior season, in which he became one of the team's top perimeter scorers and provided solid all-around play. His leadership will be key for an extremely young Middle Tennessee basketball team in 2005-06. Head Coach Kermit Davis describes Cuyler as a very talented player who will continue to improve and help the Blue Raiders throughout the season. Mentally and physically tough player combines court savvy, ball-handling skills and outstanding range.
Started 18 games, including 12 against Sun Belt Conference opponents, after transferring from Cowley County Junior College and becoming acclimated to the Middle Tennessee system ... Produced seven double-figure scoring games, including a career-high of 20 on 6-of-9 shooting against Florida International (02/28/05) ... Established career highs for free throws made (5) and free throw attempts (6) against Florida International (02/28/05) ... Led team in scoring for the first time by tying previous career high of 17 against New Orleans ... Tied his career high for points (17) and 3-point field goals made (5) against Arkansas State (02/17/05) ... Tied career high for points in second straight game with 17 against Portland State (02/19/05) ... Connected on 12-of-23 3-pointers (52 percent) during a three-game stretch against Arkansas State, Portland State and Western Kentucky (02/17/05-02/24/05) ... Established a career-high for minutes (38) and established career-high for assists against Villanova (12/27/04) ... Bettered his career mark for minutes played with 39 in road win at New Mexico State (01/27/05) ... Played 30 minutes or more 12 times.
COWLEY COUNTY JC
The playmaking point guard averaged 18.2 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 2.5 steals per game in 2003-04 ... Helped lead Cowley County to a record of 23-9 and an appearance in the region title game for the first time in 50 years ... His 583 points were the 12th most scored in a single season at Cowley County ... Had a season high of 37 points against Independence Community College ... Shot 39 percent from the floor, 35 percent from 3-point range, and 69 percent from the free-throw line ... His 89 3-pointers were the fourth most in the Jayhawk Conference ... Named First-Team All-Conference and Second-Team All-Region VI.
Averaged 13 points for Leesburg High School in Leesburg, Fla., during his senior season ... Two-time All-State selection, two-time All-Region pick, and a three-time All-District selection ... Named Academic Athlete of the Year.
Born October 30, 1983 ... Son of Donna Cuyler ... Has a 2-year-old daughter, Liyana ... Majoring: Economics.