MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Lenoir-Rhyne lands all-time leading scorer from Forest Hills

Published Sunday, April 7th, 2019

126 Career Games Played
2,169 Career Points (1st All Time FHHS & Union County)
271 Career 3-pointers (8th All Time in N.C.)
823 Career rebounds (3rd All Time Union County, 1st All Time FHHS)
451 Career assists (1st All Time FHHS & Union County)
306 Career steals (1st All Time FHHS & Union County)
Career Record: 113 wins, 13 losses (Part of winningest senior class in Union County history)
2 State Championship Appearances (2018 and 2019)
1 State Championship (2018)
Most Outstanding Player of State Championship Game (2019)
Four-time Rocky River All-Conference
Three-time Rocky River Conference Player of the Year
First-team North Carolina Basketball Coaches Association All-District 9 Team (2019)
SOURCE: LRU press release
PHOTO: Twitter

HICKORY – Nas Tyson, the all-time leading scorer in Forest Hill High boys’ basketball, has signed to play basketball next season at Lenoir-Rhyne University.

Tyson, a 6-foot-1 guard, scored 2,169 points for the Yellow Jackets as a four-time all-league player and was the Rocky River 2A Player of the Year three times.

Forest Hills won the state 2A title in Tyson’s junior season and lost in last season’s state 2A final.

“We are excited to add Nas Tyson to our program,” LRU head coach Everick Sullivan said in a press release. “Nas has been well coached and enjoyed extreme success playing for Coach Matt Sides at Forest Hills.

“Nas will bring a toughness and basketball IQ that we look for in the players we bring into our program. We look forward to making Nas a part of our basketball family.”

LRU won 21 games last season, advancing to the NCAA Division II tournament for the first time since 2016 and for the sixth time in school history.

  • Reported by LRU Sports Information

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