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Four-star Eric Hunter talks his busy recruitment and the start to his junior year

Four-star scoring guard Eric Hunter has made an impression as a junior, and he continues to attract high level recruiting interest.

Four-star guard Eric Hunter has Tindley High School in Indianapolis at levels in the state polls that the school has never seen before. The athletic and high scoring Hunter continues to reel in college interest, and is working to improve his game.

“As a team we have been playing really well,” said Hunter. “We’re coming together fast which is good. Personally I started off kind of slow. I know I could have been more aggressive in some games, but overall things are going well.”

About his recruitment, Hunter said, “I am talking to everybody still,” said Hunter. “Creighton, Nebraska, Indiana, Purdue, Butler, Xavier, Minnesota, and Michigan are the main ones.”

He continued, “I’ve been to two Butler games. I saw when they played Northwestern and Cincinnati, and then I also saw the Purdue game against Villanova.”

Butler is only minutes from Hunter’s house, and he has the opportunity to see games and practice often. That has helped him get a feel for the program, and he likes what it is about.

“I like how everybody has bought into the same idea and has one agenda which is to win,” said Hunter. “Also the games were great atmospheres and they are recruiting me hard, so I like that.”

Visiting Purdue for when the Boilermakers hosted the reigning national champions, Villanova, was a good experience for Hunter.

“That was a great game,” said Hunter. “That was probably one of my favorite games.”

He continued, “It was definitely a loud environment, and I like loud environments. So I liked it a lot there.”

Indiana assistant Tim Buckley was at Hunter’s most recent game to evaluate him, and the four-star prospect says interest remains strong with the Hoosiers.

“I talk to them about once per week,” said Hunter. “I talk to Coach Buckley and Coach (Tom) Crean. I am supposed to go to a game there. I was supposed to go to the North Carolina game, but we had a late practice so I couldn’t.”

Xavier was Hunter’s first major offer, and the Musketeers have continued to build a strong relationship with him.

“I still have a real good relationship with Coach (Travis) Steele,” said Hunter of Xavier. “Also my relationship with Coach (Chris) Mack is growing. They were here at our first game when we played Lighthouse, so that was good.”

For now Hunter has no timeframe for a commitment. He says he will announce when the time is right, and he hopes to make additional visits to Indiana, Purdue, Butler, and Xavier before the end of the season.

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