North Carolina A&T grad transfer Sam Hunt made it official today when he committed to NC State. The redshirt -junior guard is eligible to play immediately for the Wolfpack with one year of eligibility remaining.
Hunt led the Aggies in scoring the past two seasons. As a sophomore he averaged 15.4 points per game before leading last year's squad with a 12.7 points per game average. After choosing to transfer, he took official visits to Pacific, East Carolina, and Charlotte. This week he took an unofficial visit to NC State.
"It went well," Hunt said of the visit. "I came down and spent time with Keatts, coach Siddle, and the rest of the coaching staff. I wanted to get to know coach Keatts on a personal level, and I was able to see the facilities and campus. It went really well. I really didn't need to see much, that's why it was an unofficial. It's just up the street from me.
"We talked about how it was all new. They said I had a chance to start from scratch there with a new team, new environment. I could be a part of that and be a player that could maybe help them win games and win the conference."
NC State head coach Kevin Keatts plays a guard-friendly offense and the Wolfpack needed additional depth at the position, which made Hunt a priority.
"Well, coach Keatts isn't the type to promise playing time," he said. "I know they have a great group of guys coming in with Al Freeman and my little brother, Lavar Batts. I know the big kid is coming back, Abu, and with the guys coming in I'd have a chance to compete for playing time and minutes. It would be a great situation."
Pack Pride will have more from Hunt on his decision in the near future so stay tuned!