Tennessee Has Edge Right Now
We first saw Vincent Hunter at the AAU Nationals last month. Upon turning the corner and seeing the wiry 6-9 forward, the first thought that came to mind was Jonathan Bender. Physically and facially, he looks like the Pacers forward.
"I get that a lot," Hunter said.
Hunter is a good looking athlete who blocks shots and can step outside. However, like Bender he needs to add weight to his frame. Many schools are suggesting a redshirt year for him and that might even be the best scenario.
"You are right [about the redshirt] in a way," Hunter said. "But, I'm working on my strength right now. I'm trying to get big, it's just not happening. I might look skinny but my weight is 200 pounds. I eat whatever I want."
Right now, his diet is filled with chicken and pizza – his two current favorites.
Speaking of favorites, Hunter has one. "I'm thinking a lot about Tennessee. They have a good program up there. It's a place where I can play. Most of the other coaches are talking about redshirting. I'm not trying to redshirt. I want to show what I got."
Last year, Hunter averaged 20 points a game at Little Rock (AR) Fair High.
Following a nice showing at the AAU Nationals, Hunter's recruitment has reached a new level. DePaul, Tennessee, Kansas State, Cincinnati, Mississippi State, Louisiana Tech and Arkansas are on him. He says that most have offered. He is waiting on a test score at the present time.
"It's been crazy. I like all of the attention that I'm getting. I just don't know what I'm going to do."