Former Piedmont High 3-star recruit Hunter Tyson is off to an impressive start in his senior season with the Clemson men’s basketball team.

Tyson, a 6-foot-8 forward, has started all four games for the 4-0 Tigers and is currently averaging 14.0 points and 5.0 rebounds per game while shooting 60% from the field and 57.1% from 3-point range.

Tyson has made at least two threes in each game this season. His best performance came in a 93-40 win over Bryant on Monday, when he scored 20 points on 8-of-13 shooting in just 23 minutes.

The Tigers made last year’s Big Dance, losing to Rutgers, 60-56, in the first round.

Nas Tyson starting for L-R

Former Forest Hills star and Union County boys basketball’s all-time leading scorer, Nas Tyson, is starting for the Lenoir-Rhyne basketball team as a junior.

This is a big step up for the 6-foot-1 Tyson, who played in just six games during the 2020-21 season. Through three games this year, Tyson has averaged 8.3 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.7 assists.

Through three games this season, Tyson is shooting 37% from the field and 25% from 3-point range.

Lenoir-Rhyne hasn’t made an NCAA Tournament appearance since an 84-81 loss to USC Aiken in the first round of the 2019 D2 Tournament.

Belin starring for Mars Hill

Another former Forest Hills standout, Trey Belin, just had his best game of the season for Division 2 Mars Hill.

In a 76-75 win over Newberry on Thursday night, Belin totaled 19 points, five rebounds, two assists and a block. He shot 8-of-12 from the field and 3-of-7 from behind the arc.

Through three games and three starts, the 6-foot 4 Belin is averaging 14.3 points and 4.7 rebounds per game while shooting 48.6% from the field and 37.5% from behind the 3-point line.

Last year, Belin played in 14 games with one start. He averaged 5.5 points and 1.4 rebounds per game while shooting 31.3% from the field and from 3-point range.