When the Hillsboro Hawks (16-4) take the floor Friday night on the road against Windsor, the boys basketball squad will do so with a new school record holder from behind the three point arc.
Senior Tyler Schwartz broke Jake Brooks’ record of 127 by hitting six times Tuesday against DeSoto. While Sophomore Gaven Pinkley’s stock has been on the rise, getting the attention of Division I college programs, Hawks Head Coach Daniel Johnson says Schwartz has worked himself into one of the best players he’s ever coached, growing from a backup point guard as a freshman to a spot shooter as a sophomore, into an all-around player now who averages almost 17 points and 4 assists a game.
“Tyler is a gym rat, a great teammate and a player that has risen to every challenge and to become a better player and person,” Johnson said in an email to STL Preps. “Tyler encountered a major challenge last season when he broke his ankle during the first week of practice and missed the first 16 games of his junior season. Tyler returned to play the final 11 games but was still slowed by the injury. Tyler has since put in countless hours to not only get healthy but improve his strength, speed, stamina and all aspects of his game. Tyler is a true leader who is respected by all around him.Tyler epitomizes what want in a Hillsboro Hawk player, someone we can all be proud to represent us.”