The 2016-17 UnionCountyHoops.com’s Boys Player of the Year for the 2nd straight year is Weddington’s Ryan Schwieger. Schwieger finished 2nd in Union Co. in scoring with 21.4 ppg (2nd in Union Co.). Ryan grabbed 9.0 rebounds per game (3rd in Union Co.) from the guard position while dishing out 3.0 assists per game, 1.3 steals per game & blocked 1.1 shots per game for the Warriors.
Mr. Schwieger dropped a career high & school record of 42 points in a 74-59 win over Marvin Ridge in the 2nd round of the state playoffs. Ryan became Weddingotn's all-time leader in points and rebound this season. Ryan ranks 12th all-time in career points in Union Co. history with 1406. Ryan was named 1st team ALL-UCHOOPS.com along with 1st team All-SCC and was named SCC-Co Player of the Year. Ryan was name UnionCountyHoops.com's Player of the Week for week 2 and week 13.
Ryan helped lead the Warriors to a 21-8 record, a SCC title (9-1) and SCC Tournament title along with reaching the 3rd round of the 3A state playoffs. Ryan is the 4th Weddington Warrior to win the Boys Player of the Year, joining Cory Rase ('08), Brandon Watts ('13) and Jordan Barber ('14). Ryan would go on to play at Princeton. Congrats Ryan!!!