Tyler Kepkay currently plays professional basketball in Hong Kong for Winling, he is also a representative for adidas as one of Asia’s leading basketball figures, and the founder of IMPACT Basketball Academy. He has over 18 years of experience and understands exactly how an academy should run, as well as the atmosphere needed to foster ultimate growth for his students. IMPACT reflects Tyler’s commitment to the physical, social, and character development of student athletes in pursuit of excellence through the sport he loves — basketball!
Coach Tyler graduated from the University of Utah on a scholarship with a degree in Communications and Marketing. He attended The College of Eastern Utah for Junior College on a basketball scholarship where he led the entire nation in scoring his sophomore season averaging 27.9 ppg en route to being named First Team Junior College All-American.
Through his discipline and dedication he earned over 50 basketball scholarships from top NCAA Division I Universities across the United States, but eventually settled for the University of Utah where he led the Utah Utes to a 24-9 record and qualified as the 5th seed entering the 2009 NCAA tournament.
Upon graduating from Utah, Tyler entered professional basketball in the Top 2 Leagues in Germany for four years and led the league in scoring for one season. During the summer of his professional career, Tyler participated with the Canadian Senior Men’s National Team playing alongside NBA players such as Samuel Dalembert of the Milwaukee Bucks, Kelly Olynyk of the Boston Celtics, and Joel Anthony of the Miami Heat. He has also competed in FIBA International competitions with Team Canada and played against the world’s best basketball players such as Kobe Bryant, Lebron James, Chris Paul, Dwayne Wade, Carmelo Anthony, Manu Ginobili, Tony Parker, Yao Ming, and Dirk Nowitzki.