Athletic Hall of Fame

Gary Tyson

Gary Tyson

Sport(s): Basketball

Graduating Class: 1974

Induction Class: 2006

Outstanding men's basketball player who earned four letters from 1971-74...Still holds the EMU single-game record for points scored with 47 against Wheaton (3-2-74)...Led EMU in scoring in both 1972-73 (23.5 ppg) and 1973-74 (22.4 ppg)...Helped lead the men's basketball team to the final four in the NCAA College Division Tournament in 1971-72...Ranks sixth in EMU career scoring (1,530 points) and his 258 career assists ranks 13th...Had a tryout with the Detroit Pistons of the NBA after graduating...Went on to work in real estate as an assessor/appraiser for 28 years before retiring in 2003 and opening his own real estate appraisal business...Also coached the boys junior varsity and girls junior varsity basketball teams at Ypsilanti Lincoln and Ann Arbor Huron High Schools...Daughter, Brittany, played on the EMU women's basketball team.

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