The 2017-18 UnionCountyHoops.com’s Boys Player of the Year is Piedmont's Hunter Tyson. Tyson led Union Co. in scoring with 27.0 ppg and rebounding 10.3 rpg as a senior. Tyson dished 2.7 assists per game, 1.6 steals per game & blocked 1.0 shots per game for the Panthers.
Mr. Tyson became the Union Co. all-time scorer with 2131 career points and is the only member of the 2000 point club for boys. Hunter was named 1st team ALL-UCHOOPS.com, 1st team All-Distrct, 1st team All-SCC and was named SCC Player of the Year. Hunter was name UnionCountyHoops.com's Player of the Week for weeks 1, 2, 11 and 12. Tyson scored 703 points in 2017-18 which ranks 4th all time in Union Co. history. Tyson scored a season high 42 points in a 80-72 win over Parkwood and scored 39 in his final game as a Panther.
Hunter helped lead the Panthers to a 16-10 record and the 1st round of the state playoffs. Hunter is the first Piedmont Panther to win the UnionCountyHoops.com's Boys Player of the Year. Hunter would go to play at Clemson. Congrats Hunter!!!