Indiana staying in touch with Hunter

Indianapolis guard Eric Hunter continues to be pursued by Big Ten and regional schools after his high scoring sophomore year at Tindley High.

A big sophomore season at Tindley High in Indianapolis led to a trio of Division I offers for 6-foot-2 guard Eric Hunter

Major accomplishment considering Tindley is just a Class 1A school.

"School ball wise, we got better," Hunter told "We beat some 4A teams. Personally, I’ve been working out and staying in the gym."

Hunter spoke to while he was competing for Team Harris in Spartanburg, South Carolina at the adidas Gauntlet Final.

That event followed a busy June where he camped at several campuses with his Tindley team.

"We went to IUPUI, IPFW, Xavier and Wabash," Hunter said.

June also brought the first chance for college coaches to call on prospects. Indiana was among those to call.

"I’ve heard from IU a couple of times since they’ve been able to contact me," Hunter said. 

Many colleges across the Midwest have been showing consistent interest.

"A lot, I’d say Butler, Xavier, Tulsa, Michigan, Michigan State, Purdue," Hunter said, 

Xavier, Ball State and IUPUI are his early offers.

He says he hears from Xavier and Michigan quite often.

"(Talk to) Michigan a lot – every other day or every day we are texting," Hunter said. "I talk to (Xavier assistant) coach (Travis) Steele and (head) coach (Chris) Mack a lot."

He didn't take any individual unofficials in June but expects to take some in August.

"I think I’m supposed to be visiting West Virginia and then I think Michigan and Michigan State," Hunter said.

An Indiana trip could also be added.

I haven’t (visited IU yet) but I’m sure it will come," Hunter said. "They are watching me and they want me to keep playing, keep doing what I’m doing."

Note: Trevor Andershock of Indiana Basketball Source contributed to this report. Top Stories