Tim Hunter named First Team All-star, Pierman to All-rookie team
TimHunter and Mitchell Pierman of the Bishop’s Gaiters men’s basketball team have been honoured in the Quebec university basketball league’s annual awards. Hunter, a native of Baie d’urfe, Que., was named a First Team All-star, as well as the league’s nominee for the CIS Ken Shields Award (given to the player who best combines academics, athletics and community service). Pierman, of Perth, Ontario, was named to the league’s All-rookie team.
Hunter, a fourth-year forward, earned all-star honours for the first time in career. He started 14 league games for the Gaiters and finished in the top ten in the province in scoring (7th, 11.9 ppg), rebounding (9th, 5.2 rpg), and assists (5th, 2.9 per game). He was also fifth in the circuit in three-pointers made (1.5/game) and minutes played (31.1 per game).
Hunter is also the league’s nominee for the Ken Shields award, the third time a Gaiter has been nominated for the award since 2007. A three-year team captain, Hunter has been involved in numerous community endeavours, including organizing the team’s annual collection for the Alexander Galt Regional High School Christmas Basket program, coordinating the team’s participation in the Gaiters’ roadblock for the Quebec Heart & Stroke Foundation in February 2012. He has also been involved in the Gaiters’ «Small Ball» program for four years as an instructor, teaching basketball to area children, and has also worked at the Bishop’s University Basketball Camp.
«Tim has been the consummate leader of our team,» said Rod Gilpin, the Gaiters’ head coach. «He represents our program, department and school in a positive light on and off campus. He is a well-respected member of the community, and relates well to the participants in the programs that we run.»
Pierman was named to the league’s All-rookie Team, marking the fourth straight year that the Gaiters have placed some- one on the rookie squad. A six-foot-five forward, the graduate of Perth District Collegiate Institute started a pair of games for the Gaiters, and averaged 2.1 points and 1.1 rebounds in 10.5 minutes per game.
The Gaiters concluded their season last Friday, and finished with a 9-20 overall record (9-16 CIS, 4-12 Quebec), but with wins in three of the last six games.