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Position: Shooting Guard
College: Life University
High School: Trezvant, Memphis, Tenn.
Not many people have heard of Hunter, but in a year (1997) that produced a ton of great players from talent-rich Memphis (Tony Harris, Marcus Moody, Cory Bradford, Robert O'Kelly, John Grice), most people thought Hunter was clearly the most gifted. Hunter is a legend in the NBA/College summer league in Memphis, the Bluff City Classic, having been chosen MVP the past two summers. Hunter started his career at Memphis, couldn't handle the academic load and transferred to Life, which he helped lead to its second straight NAIA title. Hunter, who averaged 22 points, was chosen player of the year in the NAIA and was also the tournament MVP. He's a streaky shooter but a great athlete who can handle the ball well and has great court vision. That makes him a decent playmaker. He sometimes plays out of control and needs work on his defense, but he might be a steal in the second round.
* With Memphis
First season at Life University
Led the Running Eagles to the NAIA National Championship where he was named Tournament MVP
Hunter hit the game-winning shot with 12 seconds left and the score tied in the championship game
NAIA Player of the Year
The guard led the team in scoring and blocks
Life played in five tournaments last season and Hunter was named MVP in all of them
Missed the first half of the season due to academic problems
Had sat out the '97-98 season at Memphis with similar academic problems
Averaged 16.2 ppg and led the Tigers in scoring in Conference USA games (17.1)
Started 9 of the 20 games in which he played in
Left Memphis following continued academic difficulties
The Life media guide calls him "a go-to man." Really?
Averaged 26.3 ppg as a senior in HS
Nickname "Snap" was given to him by his grandfather to describe the way he devoured his food as a child
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