Hunter is a forward for the Christ College team who are a top ranked high school here in New Zealand. He receives coaching from Eagles Academy head coaches Mick Downer (former ANBL and Australian Junior/Senior National Team coach) and Mel Downer (former Head Coach at Australian Centre of Excellence and also played in the WNBL).
He is an athlete of the Mainland Eagles Academy which has produced New Zealand players Max Darling (Illawarra Hawks), Taylor Britt (Perth Wildcats), Mary Goulding (Fordham University), Sam Timmins (University of Washington), Angus McWilliam (TCU/UC Riverside), Quinn Clinton (St Mary’s), Jackson Stent (Houston Baptist), Max de Geest (Long Beach), Tom Webley (University of Hartford), Amiee Book (Cal State Fullerton) and Tsubasa Nisbet (Georgia Southern).
High School Stats:
- PPG: 20, RPG: 9, APG: 2, SPG: 2, BPG: 2
Ben Sheat (Former Mainland Eagles Academy Head Coach & NZ U17 Men Asst. Coach):
Hunter is a high upside forward. He is an extremely strong finisher at and above the rim helped by his strength and athleticism. He has the ability to play both inside and out and exploit defenses depending on the opponent. He has developed an ability hit the 3 point shot and stretch the defence to a high level particularly his catch and shoot is currently at a very high percentage. Defensively he plays vertically and has developed a strong ability to protect the rim with great timing. As he continues to develop his footspeed the ability to defend both the interior and perimeter is becoming easier. He is a good communicator and leader on both ends.
Mick Downer (Mainland Eagles Academy Head Coach, Former ANBL Coach):
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