by JENNIFER FRAKES | photo by Lauren Nygard Photography

Nothing but Net

Tyler Jung started playing basketball through the YMCA when he was 4 years old. Tyler loved the sport, and soon moved onto playing competitively with the National Junior Basketball (NJB) league, the Young Mavs, The San Diego All-stars, and most recently, the Sage Creek Bobcats, where he attends high school as a freshman.“I enjoy basketball because it is a fast-paced game with a lot of action and strategy. I like the team environment and the camaraderie with my teammates. I also enjoy traveling [with the team]. So far, we have traveled to Los Angeles, Orange County, and Las Vegas for tournaments,” revealed Tyler.

“I enjoy basketball because it is a fast-paced game with a lot of action and strategy. I like the team environment and the camaraderie with my teammates. I also enjoy traveling [with the team]. So far, we have traveled to Los Angeles, Orange County, and Las Vegas for tournaments.”

Inspired by his parents to achieve a balance between athletics and academics, Tyler is also an accomplished scholar. Over the course of his schooling, he has received the Presidential Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence at Aviara Oaks Elementary and Middle School, and has excelled in all subject areas – especially mathematics. “My favorite subject is math because I enjoy solving challenging problems that engage my mind and make me think. I have already completed Algebra 2/Trigonometry at Seaside Academy and am taking Pre-Calculus at Sage Creek during my freshman year,” related Tyler. With his love for math, science, and technology, the new Sage Creek High School campus is a perfect fit for Tyler. Sage Creek is a S.T.E.M school, with a focus on engineering and technology. According to Tyler, he is also excited that since it is a new school, he and his classmates have the unique opportunity to pave the way for future Bobcats.

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In addition to basketball and math, Tyler also has a passion for piano, receiving the Music Teachers’ Association Branch Honors every year for the past five years. When he is not on the court, in school, or practicing piano, Tyler can often be found hanging out at the beach with his friends. “I love living in Aviara – the weather’s great, the environment is friendly, and it is really close to the beach,” said Tyler, who has lived in the community for eleven years. Tyler also enjoys spending time with his parents, his younger brother, Cedric, and his younger sister, Hailey. “My parents inspire me. Seeing what they have accomplished through their hard work and dedication really motivates me to work hard and do my best,” stated this stellar scholar-athlete.


At-A-Glance

Name: Tyler Jung (14)
School: Freshman at Sage Creek High School
Parents: Larry and Karina Jung
Siblings: Cedric (11) and Hailey (8)
Favorite Places in 92011: Ponto Beach and any basketball court