Source: Ozen grad Hunter commits to LU

Published 5:18 pm Monday, July 17, 2017

Former Ozen guard Jordan Hunter has committed to spending his final two collegiate seasons at Lamar, a source close to the program told The News on Monday.

Hunter, a 5-foot-11, 180-pound point guard, played in 46 games at New Mexico over the past two seasons. He averaged 19.9 minutes, 5.2 points, 2.4 assists and 2.2 rebounds in 18 games for the Lobos, who went 17-14 and 10-8 in the Mountain West under Craig Neal, who was fired after four seasons as current UCLA coach Steve Alford’s successor.

Hunter told KRQE-TV of Albuquerque on June 10 he didn’t think he would reach his full potential at UNM. He told the station the decision was tough, but he thanked all the coaches and fans there.

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Hunter more than doubled his point production and minutes per game from his freshman season.

At Ozen, Hunter was a point guard for a team that finished state runner-up to Lancaster in 5A.

Under NCAA transfer rules, Hunter will have to sit out the 2017-18 season.

— I.C. Murrell

About I.C. Murrell

I.C. Murrell was promoted to editor of The News, effective Oct. 14, 2019. He previously served as sports editor since August 2015 and has won or shared eight first-place awards from state newspaper associations and corporations. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, grew up mostly in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

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