Hunter elects to play for father
R.J. Hunter
R.J. Hunter
National Recruiting Analyst
Posted May 26, 2011

The lure of playing for his father helped R.J. Hunter commit to Georgia State.

It comes as no surprise, but Indianapolis (IN) Pike wing R.J. Hunter is off the board and will play for Georgia State. The class of 2012 prospect is currently out with an injury, but is coming off of an excellent junior season.

Hunter, who is 6-foot-6, is a dynamite long range shooter as well as a smart player who is known for his high IQ and feel for the game.

With his ability Hunter was courted by the likes of Wake Forest, Cincinnati, Virginia Tech, Vanderbilt, and Iowa, but at the end of the day blood was thicker than water.

Hunter’s father, Ron Hunter, made the move from IUPUI to Georgia State this off-season, and with that his son decided to join him giving his dad a verbal commitment.

“I love the coaching staff and the city of Atlanta,” said Hunter on why he chose Georgia State. “Atlanta is a great city if you are winning, and we plan on winning, so I am really looking forward to it.”

One interesting thing will be is that Hunter will now play for his father. Despite sharing the same roof as his dad, never once has his dad coached the son.

“No, he has never coached me one second,” said Hunter of playing for his father. “It is going to be awkward at first but I think it will be good.”

Hunter is a three-star wing and will rank as one of the top incoming players in the CAA.

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