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#5 Hunter Tyson

Position:
Forward
Height:
6'8"
Weight:
204
Class:
Sophomore
Hometown:
Monroe, N.C.
High School:
Piedmont HS
BIO

2018-19
Appeared in 31 games this season, all off the bench for the Tigers … averaged 8.3 minutes per game and played a career-high 21 minutes against Creighton in the Cayman Islands Classic … averaged 1.6 points per game and 1.0 rebounds per contest … posted 12 assists, eight blocks and two steals … made 16 field goals and connected on 11 3-pointers.

BEST GAMES, 2018-19
Made collegiate debut in the season opener against The Citadel (Nov. 6), playing 12 minutes and scoring four points and grabbing four rebounds … also posted a season-high three assists and made a season-high four free throws in that game against the Bulldogs … scored a then-season-high six points on two triples against NC Central (Nov. 9) … played a season-high 21 minutes against Creighton in the Cayman Islands Classic (Nov. 21) … played 19 minutes and scored five points against Charleston Southern (Dec. 18) … tied season-best with two made field goals against Duke in Clemson’s ACC opener (Jan. 5) … played double-digit minutes in 12 contests this season … scored five points and tied season-high with two made field goals against Virginia Tech (Feb. 9) … played 16 minutes and scored a season-high nine points on the road at Pitt (Feb. 27), shooting 3-for-6 from the field and 3-for-5 from distance … knocked down a season-best three 3-pointers against the Panthers and grabbed four boards … connected on a 3-pointer off the bench against North Carolina (March 2) … knocked down at least one 3-pointer in eight games this season.

BEFORE CLEMSON
Came to Clemson as the No. 8 ranked forward in the state of North Carolina by Phenom Hoops and ESPN … ranked 34th nationally at his position according to ESPN … averaged 27.1 points, 9.1 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.5 steals and 0.8 blocks per game as a senior at Piedmont High School … scored 704 points as a senior and shot 46.0 percent from the field … chose Clemson over Michigan, Davidson, Tennessee and Wake Forest.

PERSONAL
Born June 13, 2000.

High School Accolades

  • Ranked No. 8 in the state of North Carolina and No. 34 in the country at his position, according to ESPN
  • Ranked No. 25 All-Time in NCHSAA Boys Basketball – 2,131 points
  • All-Time leading scorer in Union County Boys Basketball history
  • All-Time leading scorer in Piedmont High School history (boys or girls)
  • No. 4 ranked rebounder in Union County history (792)
  • Southern Carolina Conference Player of the Year (2017-18)
  • Enquirer Journal Union County Player of the Year (2017-18)
  • Union County Hoops.com Player of the Year (2017-18)
  • All-Charlotte Observer First Team (2017-18)
  • All-Region First Team (2017-18)
  • Associated Press All-State (2017-18)
  • Led Union County in points per game and rebounds per game as a senior (2017-18)
  • Chosen to play in Carolina’s Classic – NC/SC All-Star Game
  • Chosen to play in the East-West All-Star Game
  • Enquirer Journal All-Union County Team (2016-17)
  • Southern Carolina Conference Co-Player of the Year (2016-17)
  • All-Charlotte Observer First Team (2016-17)
  • All-Southern Carolina Conference (2016-17)
  • NCBCA All-State (2016-17)
  • All-Region Second Team (2016-17)
  • Led Union County in points per game and rebounds per game (2016-17)
  • Scored career-high 44 points in 73-70 loss to Freedom in second round of NCHSAA 3A Playoffs
  • Enquirer Journal All-Union County Team (2015-16)
  • All-Southern Carolina Conference (2015-16)
  • All-Union County Hoops.com Team (2015-16)
  • Enquirer Journal Freshman of the Year (2014-15)
  • Enquirer Journal All-Union County team (2014-15)