Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Major Adjustments Have Propelled Hunter Tyson

Aspects of Hunter Tyson’s game have changed over the last year. For one, he had to shed the tag of one-dimensional. He heard the chants of “soft shooter” from rival crowds. The Monroe, N.C. native did not turn a deaf ear or become defensive when some referenced him as a one-trick pony.

Instead, the 6-foot-8 Tyson spent time expanding his overall skill-set. This entailed longer hours in the weight room and a devotion to hitting the glass harder, going to the rim more than ever, and also putting the ball on the floor and creating separation.
 The transformation has enabled Tyson to become one of the prized recruits of a talent-rich North Carolina Class of 2018.

“It’s been a whole process and really allowed for me to grow as a player,” said Tyson, who showed his vastly improved all-around game during the NBA Top 100 camp at the University of Virginia.

“I’m looking forward to seeing Coach (John) Beilein and staff and Michigan at the end of the month (June 30th). Right now, there are no favorites. I’m taking everything in stride.”

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