Hunsaker Finishes Prep Career, Eyes Future

Holton Hunsaker was on quite a run, only to have it end abruptly. With his high school playing days behind him, BleedTechBlue caught up with the star point guard to see how things were going.

After scoring 26 points in the first round, Holton was held to 13 points in the quarterfinals in a loss to Mountain Crest. Holton was double teamed most of the game as the Mustangs tried to prevent him from catching the ball. "We made the quarterfinals for the second straight year," Hunsaker explained. "We finished 16-7 and that was the most wins at our school since they won the state championship in 1983."

Hunsaker, who is the son of Utah Valley State Head Coach Dick Hunsaker, will serve on a two year LDS church mission starting in June. "I just turned my papers into the church," said Hunsaker. "I will probably find out in two or three weeks where I will be going."

Holton was able to visit Louisiana Tech back in the fall at one of the home football games. He has not been able to make it back but he did get to see Coach Rupp twice during the year. Coach Rupp was able to make it to one of Hunsaker's playoff games while Tech was in the area to play Utah State.

I asked Holton about former Louisiana Tech star Paul Millsap and received very positive reviews. "Everybody here loves Paul," the point guard said, as if he could imagine throwing some lobs to the Utah Jazz forward. "Everyone loves how hard he plays and we actually have a lot of kids at school who wear his jersey. I got to meet him at a game and I keep in touch with his brother, Abraham, who is the same age that I am." Abraham Millsap plays for Brighton, who made it to the semi-finals this year.

Holton is a very good point guard and from all accounts an even better person. He will be a great addition to the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs, even if he doesn't make it here for two more years. Like all good things, it will be worth the wait.

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