- Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring 2013)
Throughout his career, junior Jordan Tyrance showed what hard work and perseverance can do. Despite standing just 6-foot-3, Tyrance emerged as one of the Huskers' primary backups in the frontcourt in 2012-13. Tyrance, who walked on to the Husker program, played in 23 games during his sophomore campaign, highlighted by a 10-point, seven-rebound performance against Purdue. One of the best athletes in the program, Tyrance has the versatility to be used in several roles and potentially could crack NU's playing rotation in 2013-14.
Tyrance provided the Huskers with a valuable backup, as the walk-on averaged 1.0 point and 1.0 rebound per game. He appeared in 23 contests, often as a defensive substitute, but earned more time in the conference season because of his improvement and injuries to the Husker frontcourt.
Tyrance didn't see much action during non-conference play, totaling just two rebounds - both coming against Nicholls State on Dec. 29 - in just 13 minutes of action before playing in 14 of NU's 18 conference tilts.
Tyrance did not play in NU's first three Big Ten games, but got an opportunity for extensive playing time following an elbow injury by Brandon Ubel against Michigan on Jan. 9. He provided a spark off the bench at No. 22 Michigan State on Jan. 13, playing a then career-high 13 minutes and dished out two assists and blocked a pair of shots. He then turned in his best effort as a Husker, setting career highs in points (10), rebounds (seven) and minutes (21) against Purdue on Jan. 16. Not only did it mark his first points of the season, but the first four field goals of his Husker career. He played just four minutes at Penn State on Jan. 19, but his rebound with 13 seconds left helped preserve a two-point lead and gave NU its first Big Ten win. He played 17 minutes against Illinois on Jan. 22, scoring two points and grabbing a pair of rebounds, marking the third time in a four-game stretch he played double-figure minutes. Tyrance also played 16 minutes at No. 1 Indiana on Feb. 13, when he had two points and a rebound, and 10 minutes at Iowa on March 9, when he tied a career high with two assists. He had four games with multiple rebounds, including four in eight minutes of action at No. 17 Wisconsin on Feb. 26. He also saw action in both of NU's Big Ten Tournament games, including two rebounds in two minutes against No. 10 Ohio State on Feb. 15.
2011-12 (Redshirt Freshman)
Tyrance made his first appearance as a Husker, seeing action in a pair of Big Ten contests. He made his career debut against Iowa on Feb. 20, scoring his first career point and grabbing a pair of rebounds, as Nebraska posted an 80-57 win. He played a season-high four minutes at No. 6 Michigan State on Feb. 25, but did not have any stats.
Tyrance redshirted after walking on to the Husker program.
Tyrance was a two-year starter at Lincoln Southwest High School for Coach Duane Baack. Tyrance averaged nearly a double-double as a senior, averaging 11.1 points and 8.2 rebounds per game, ranking among Class A (largest class) leaders in rebounding. He also averaged 2.2 steals per game to earn first-team All-Heartland Conference honors and honorable-mention all-state accolades from both major papers in the state. He had a 27-point performance against Norfolk and grabbed 13 rebounds against Lincoln East.
During his junior campaign, he was a part-time starter for Lincoln Southwest, which went 22-3 and lost in the state championship game. He averaged seven points and four rebounds per game and was an honorable-mention all-state performer for his efforts.
Tyrance was a three-sport performer in high school, starting at wide receiver and strong safety in football, while competing in track and field, where he placed third in the state as a senior in the triple jump after finishing fourth as a junior.
Tyrance, who spent his freshman and sophomore years at Parkview Christian High School, was a strong performer in the classroom. He earned academic all-state honors on six occasions and was a member of the National Honor Society at Lincoln Southwest High School.
Jordan is the son of Renita Robinson and Patrick Tyrance Jr., and was born on Oct. 31, 1992. He has one brother, Patrick. Jordan’s mother, Renita, was an NCAA champion in the triple jump in 1989 and won four conference titles during her career at Nebraska. His father, Patrick, was a three-year starter in football, earning All-Big Eight honors as a junior and senior. He was also a two-time CoSIDA Academic All-American and was inducted into the CoSIDA Academic All-America Hall of Fame in 2009. Jordan majors in sociology.