6-8 Hunter Tyson of Monroe, NC Monday afternoon became the second commitment for Brad Brownell’s 2018 class at Clemson committing to the Tigers over Davidson. He also had offers from Tennessee, Michigan, Wake Forest and Charlotte. Tyson made his official visit with the Tigers over the weekend and joins his close friend 6-5 John Newman III in the recruiting class.
“They were one of the first programs to recruit me and believe in me from the start of my recruiting process,” Tyson said. “I really enjoyed my visit and the culture that I saw that I believe has been built around the program. It just really felt like home to me. It felt like the right spot.”
Tyson is an excellent outside shooter on a tall frame, and he’s still growing. His expectation for where he will fit in with Brownell’s offense ranges from the perimeter to dropping into the four spot.
“He thinks I will fit it on the wing and they will be able to kick it ahead and I’ll be able to take transition threes,” Tyson said. “They do some two guard offense stuff and I really like that. And he said if I keep getting bigger he’s going to put me at the four and I can become the trail man. I’m a versatile player and they said that’s what they love about me because there are so many things I can do that they thing I can be a great player at Clemson.”
Last season Tyson averaged 27 points and 10 rebounds per game.