Men’s basketball welcomes Tyler Lundblade

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Head coach of the Belmont University men’s basketball team Casey Alexander announced on Wednesday the signing of a national letter of intent with Tyler Lundblade, who will play basketball for the Bruins starting in the fall of 2024.

Lundblade, a 6-foot-9 guard/forward from Dallas, Texas, appeared in 15 games at TCU over the past two seasons.

“Tyler is a Belmont guy through and through,” Alexander said. “We are thrilled that everything worked out and he can join us next season. His skill, shot and pace are a perfect fit for our style of play. Tyler is another Belmont player who has been surrounded by winning, high-level competition and great coaching throughout his playing career.”

Lundblade began his college career at SMU, where he redshirted the 2021-22 season.

An excellent prep player and three-year standout at Grapevine Faith Christian School, Lundblade was named Texas TAPPS District 1-5A Most Valuable Player and All-State after averaging 28.1 points, 8.2 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game as a junior.

Lundblade played his final year of high school at Greensboro Day School in North Carolina and was named a McDonald’s All-America nominee and all-conference player after averaging 10.6 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game on 45 percent three-point shooting.

He was ranked as one of the top shooting guard recruits in the state of North Carolina by ESPN and

Lundblade comes from an athletic family, as his father played basketball at SMU and his brother played center in the National Football League.

“Our team had five great weeks together in June and Tyler’s arrival brings even more talent, depth and healthy competition,” Alexander added.

The Belmont University men’s basketball team has been a postseason fixture for the past two decades, including nine berths in the NCAA Tournament. The Bruins have won 20 conference championships since 2006 — the third-most nationally during that span (Gonzaga, Kansas). Belmont has won 20 or more games in 14 consecutive seasons (Gonzaga, Kansas, Oregon) and 19 or more games in 19 consecutive seasons (Gonzaga, Kansas, San Diego State). Belmont is among a select few programs with two or more first-round selections in the NBA Draft in the past five years (Ben SheppardDylan Windler). The Belmont University men’s basketball team has 19 CoSIDA Academic All-America selections since 2001, making it the only NCAA Division I team to make the NCAA Academic Progress Rate (APR) Honor Roll every year of its existence.