The BYU hoops team added the first piece to its 2018 recruiting class in Timpview (UT) High School shooting guard Hunter Erickson. Erickson announced his commitment to BYU via his twitter account.
Very excited to announce that I have committed to Brigham Young University! #GoCougs pic.twitter.com/nhgrqOgSwc— ⚜️Hunter⚜️ (@hunterericksonn) October 4, 2017
The 6’3”, 185 pound senior received scholarship offers from both BYU and Utah over the summer, and ultimately decided to stay in his home town. Erickson also has offers from Cal State Northridge and UC Santa Barbara.
A versatile scorer, Erickson is one of the top players in the state of Utah. In addition to having a nice three-point shot, Erickson can also get up and finish above the rim.
Over the summer, Erickson had a play where he dunked over a trailing Bol Bol, who is 7’2” and one of the top prospects in the nation.
Want to see two of my favorite examples of @hunterericksonn’s athleticism?— Steve Pierce (@PostJimmer) October 4, 2017
1. Dunk on 7’2” Top 5 player Bol Bol: https://t.co/7KrwtOQKfE
Here’s some defense for you that show’s his leaping ability:
2. Nasty, high-flying block on a dunk attempt: https://t.co/1gnzcgYlVG— Steve Pierce (@PostJimmer) October 4, 2017
Here’s one more example of Erickson throwing it down in the open court for good measure:
@WhiteBballPains success* pic.twitter.com/UGnLpncBZu— ⚜️Hunter⚜️ (@hunterericksonn) May 21, 2016
Hunter finished his junior season averaging just over 22 points per game while earning all-state honors.
The early signing period for basketball is in November, meaning Hunter can sign his National Letter of Intent next month.
Check out Hunter’s highlights below, which showcase his outside shooting and ability to get to and finish at the rim.