Tim Hunter named First Team All-star, Pier­man to All-rookie team

Stanstead Journal - - SPORTS - Len­noxville, Sher­brooke

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.

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