Hunter Tyson, a senior wing for the Piedmont men’s basketball team, committed to continue his education and basketball playing career at Clemson. The Tigers were one of the first teams to offer the 6-foot- 8, 190-pound wing a scholarship. Tyson was named 1st team All-UCHOOPS, Co- Southern Carolina Conference Player of the Year for the 2016-17 season as a junior and led Union Co. in scoring (25.4 ppg) and rebounding (9.5 rpg) and averaged 2.7 steals per game. He led Piedmont to the second round of the 3A state playoffs. In his final game of his junior season — a 73-70 loss to Freedom — he scored a Piedmont record and a career-high 44 points. The wing had offers from several other Division-I programs, including Michigan, Butler, Tennessee and Wake Forest, among others. Tyson was named 1st Team All-UCHOOPS as a sophomore and averaged 19.4 ppg and 7.9 rpg. received a UCHoops Special Mention as a freshman. Cograts Hunter!