Jerome Hunter update

17 06 2010

Buffalo native and former Queen City Prep center Jerome Hunter – a Rivals.com three-star, 6-11 big man – has legitimate interest in signing with Western Kentucky for the 2010 season. 

Hunter’s AAU travel coach Don Marsh, of NEBC basketball in New York, told the Daily News this afternoon that Hunter (originally a Robert Morris recruit) is back looking at schools again for next season and WKU is in fact on his short list. 

Marsh said that Hunter currently has no plans for any unofficial visit at the moment, but could soon. 

He said that of 25 schools currently vying for Hunter’s services, WKU is in a group of about seven that Hunter is seriously considering. 

“He might wait until the middle of July to make a decision, but in the next couple weeks, he might make a decision,” Marsh said with regard to Hunter’s college choice. “Right now I would say there’s 25 people on the table, but seven of them are serious. … Western’s in that seven.”

Marsh mentioned Boise State, Marshall, Drexel and TCU as other schools that have offered Hunter. 

Hunter’s recruitment recently re-opened after former Robert Morris coach Mike Rice left the school to take over at Rutgers. 

Marsh described Hunter as a highly skilled big man with great potential, a fine student and a very soft spoken person. 

“He’s not a rah-rah shouter, he’s skilled and he leads by his body of work,” Marsh said. “He’s a great student, had a great upbringing, has a world of potential. He could come into some places and have an impact. He has about a 7-4, 7-5 wingspan and he’s 6-10 1/2 or 6-11 legit.

“He runs the floor, he blocks shots, he has a legit left and right hook. He’s not dominant just yet, but he’s still working on it.”

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