14 Tai Wynyard

Hometown (Last School)
Auckland, NZL (Rangitoto College)
Current Team
Kentucky Wildcats


Freshman: Midyear enrollee who joined the Wildcats on Dec. 17 … Became eligible for the Ohio State game on Dec. 18 … Did not play in any games in 2015-16 and ended up redshirting … Played for the New Zealand National Team in the 3-on-3 World Championships for a second straight year.


Mid-year enrollee who joined the Wildcats on Dec. 17 after graduating from Rangitoto College in Auckland, New Zealand … Became the youngest player ever to make the New Zealand National Team when he was named to the team at 16 years old … Named the most valuable player of the FIBA 3-on-3 World Championships after leading New Zealand to a gold medal … Tabbed the MVP of his high school nationals in New Zealand after leading his team to the high school national championship … Member of the World Team that defeated USA Basketball in the 2015 Nike Hoop Summit … Played in the 2014 International Jordan Brand Classic.


Son of Jason and Karmyn Wynyard … Born Feb. 5, 1998 … Has a brother, Tautoko, and a sister, Moananui … His father is a world-champion lumberjack who owns more than 150 individual world titles … He’s also a lumberjack and considers his axe his most prized possession … His mother played college basketball at the Division II level … His greatest fear is the dark … He chose No. 14 because No. 17, his high school number, isn’t available in college … He says his father has been the greatest influence in his life.

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