Washington State inks Aussie big man Hunter

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by wsucougars.com

KREM.com

Posted on May 16, 2012 at 3:49 PM

Updated Wednesday, May 16 at 6:42 PM

PULLMAN, Wash. – James Hunter has signed a National Letter of Intent to compete with the Washington State University men’s basketball team beginning next season. 

“James is another addition that will bring much-needed height, size and experience to our program for the next three years,” head coach Ken Bone said. “We’re excited about the signing of James, and we look for him to contribute for us early in his Cougar career.” 

Hunter (6'9", 250 lbs., C) played one season at Gillette College in Wyoming after competing at Cranbrook School near Sydney, Australia. In his only season at Gillette College in 2011-12, Hunter averaged 13.0 points, 6.8 rebounds and 0.9 blocks per game.

Hunter was a three-year member of the basketball team at Cranbrook, serving as team captain as a senior. That year, he averaged 26.5 points, 13.1 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 2.4 steals and 4.4 blocks per game, leading his team in scoring and rebounding.

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