UNLV Picks Up Transfer

On Monday, we learned a little bit about what UNLV's recruiting class looks like. Coach Spoonhour's bunch received a commitment from a former Big East player who's decided to come home.

Hunter Picks The Rebels

Las Vegas taketh away and Las Vegas giveth back. Demetrius Hunter, a former Georgetown guard and native of Las Vegas, is returning home. Hunter committed to the Rebels on Monday.

"I'm pretty happy," Hunter said. "I feel it was a good choice." Hunter said he also considered Illinois, Oklahoma and Wyoming.

"I just looked at the opportunity to be close to my daughter and that was a big deal. I looked at it as where do I want to live and what kind of connections I can make at UNLV. I looked at a lot of different things."

Hunter spent two seasons at Georgetown where he started every game as a Hoya last season, hitting for double figures 18 times, including a career high of 21. As a senior in 1999 at Cheyenne High, Hunter averaged 21 points.

He'll sitout this season and get himself healthy before having two years remaining at UNLV. "I might have to have surgery on my foot. I somehow got a bone spur so I have to get that handled."

Hunter's realistic about his future, but plans on making good use final three years in school. "It would be nice if I could go to the league but if not I just want to graduate and get a job. I want to bounce the ball as long as can."

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