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Mar 14, 2023

Hunter Tyson Named Academic All-American

AUSTIN, Texas — Clemson forward Hunter Tyson (Monroe, N.C./Piedmont) has been named to the 2022-23 Academic All-America men’s basketball Third Team as selected by the College Sports Communicators. Tyson is the first Tiger to earn Academic All-America honors since Bobby Conrad in 1980 (3rd) and is just the third ever (Jim Sutherland, 1967; Richie Mahaffey, 1968).

The four Academic All-America teams, totaling 55 players, have a 3.87 average grade-point average with 16 members posting a perfect 4.0 GPA.

After being named Academic All-District, Tyson was named to the All-America Third Team with a 3.55 undergraduate GPA in sports communications and a 3.90 GPA in athletic leadership.

Tyson earned his first career All-ACC honor this season and  is having a career year. He is averaging a team-best 15.7 points and 9.5 rebounds per game while shooting 48.6 percent from the floor, 41.3 percent from three and 83.8 percent at the free throw line. In league play, he’s been even better. He averaged 16.4 points and 9.9 rebounds while shooting 50.5 percent and 84.3 percent at the charity stripe.

He recently was named the 2023 ACC Skip Prosser Scholar-Athlete of the Year for his work on the court and in the classroom.

Tyson became the 44th player in Clemson history to amass 1,000 career points and has since moved into the top 40 all time. He was named to the 2023 Naismith Hall of Fame Karl Malone Award Top 10 and the 2023 USBWA Oscar Robertson Trophy Award Midseason Watch List.

His 16 double-doubles are now tied for fifth all-time in Clemson history for a single season. It is the most in a season since Wright posted 18 in 1993-94.

Tyson ranks 10th in the nation in double-doubles and is second in the ACC. He’s first in defensive rebounding per game (8.26) and third nationally. His 314 rebounds are fourth in the league and 22nd nationally.

The Monroe, N.C. native became just the 17th player in Clemson history to eclipse 1,000 points and 600 rebounds in a career. In Clemson’s win over the Wolfpack (Feb. 25), Tyson became the all-time games played leader in Clemson history.

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