Four-star class of 2018 guard Eric Hunter had a solid start to the travel season with a winning effort on night one at the NY2LA Swish N Dish. Because his team won a state title, Hunter hasn’t had much rest, but he came out strong and showed his significant talent.
“It was great to win a title,” explained Hunter. “I liked the way it happened, so it was just a great moment.”
He continued, “It was a great year for me personally. All of my totals were up and my percentages were up, and also I think I made others around me better.”
Schools such as Purdue, Butler, Xavier, Creighton, Nebraska, and Michigan State have been recruiting Hunter for a while, but now a few new schools have entered the mix.
“Wake Forest, Tulsa, Temple, Maryland, and now Indiana are the new schools,” said Hunter.
Indiana hadn’t shown too much interest in Hunter under Tom Crean, but now Archie Miller has made it known he intends to recruit the state hard, and Hunter appears to be one of his priorities.
“Coach Miller called my high school coach and he is supposed to call me or my dad this week,” noted Hunter.
When asked how he will approach the new interest from Indiana, he said, “I will give Indiana a fresh start. You have to give the new coach a chance to recruit you, but I also have to treat them like they are a brand new school recruiting me.”
While Indiana is just starting to recruit Hunter, Nebraska has been on him for a long time, and the Cornhuskers continue to build a solid relationship with him.
“It is a great relationship I have with Coach (Tim) Miles and Coach (Michael) Lewis,” noted Hunter. “I went down there last summer and I just liked everything about it. I just like the school and how I would fit in there.”
Two other schools that have recruited Hunter for a while are Big East rivals Butler and Xavier.
Hunter visited Butler numerous times during the year, and says the coaching staff has done a tremendous job of making him feel wanted.
“They’ve embraced me and my family with open arms,” said Hunter. “The reason I was there so much because it is 10 minutes from my house and it is a great atmosphere. So it is good to see their games and I am building a good relationship with the entire coaching staff.”
About Xavier, Hunter said, “Things are going well with them. They’d like me to play alongside guys like Paul Scruggs and Quentin Goodin, and they think I would fit in perfectly with how they like to play.”
At the moment Hunter continues to be focused on getting better while also keeping a close eye on his recruitment.