Wichita State to Keep an Eye on JUCO PF Hunt

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Former Highland Park forward Eddie Hunt continues to be a prospect to pay attention to and Wichita State is the latest school to be interested.

Hunt, a 6-foot-8, 230-pound freshman at Barton Community College, had seven points, eight rebounds, and two blocks in a scrimmage Tuesday against Northern Oklahoma College at Wichita State.

“They just came and watched because they had practice right after and they liked my game,” Hunt said. “They said they will recruit me, keep an eye on me, and keep up with my progress.”

Hunt is a 2016 prospect that will be at Barton for two seasons. Albany and Western Michigan have also expressed interest in Hunt since he’s been at Barton.

Hunt had close to 10 offers in high school and is still being pursued by Missouri State, Indiana State, and Liberty, but is not focused on recruiting yet.

“I’ve really just been focusing on the season I’m in right now,” Hunt said. “I don’t want to rush anything and I’m staying open to all options.”

Hunt has been enjoying his experience at Barton, which is off to a 12-2 start, after an ankle injury slowed his start of the season. He is averaging 5.3 points, 1.4 assists, and 1.2 steals to go with a team-best 6.7 rebounds in 12 games.

“So far since I’ve been here, I love it,” Hunt said. “It’s a great fit for me. It gives me an opportunity to get better, stronger, and work on my game. The system that we play in I’m comfortable with. I love it here.”

Hunt, who averaged 7.5 points, 7.6 rebounds, and 2.9 assists as a senior at Highland Park, has continued to show improvements on the court each season.

“I’ve been finishing better,” Hunt said. “I’m a lot stronger and a lot more mobile. My mid-range shot has improved a lot. My strength and my finishing and my scoring ability has been better.”

He still stays in touch with former Highland Park teammates Jahmal McMurray, Shaffee Carr, Kameron Clark, Abel Sanchez, Tray Wheeler, O’Shai Clark, Steffon Kyles, and Jamon Fulton.

“We’re pretty close so we stay in contact,” Hunt said.


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