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R.J. Hunter and His Family’s Journey to the NBA

View image | gettyimages.com Most parents with high pressure jobs can’t spend much time with their kids, especially if you are the coach of a major basketball program. This is the story of the Sun Belt Coach of the Year and his All-American guard; who happens to be his son. Georgia State head coach Ron Hunter gave son R.J. a basketball when he was three years old. When R.J...
Via TopSportsReport
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Marc Spears gives Rozier pick a "C" and Hunter pick a "B"

There will be a ton of NBA Draft grades posts going up in the next 24-48 hours. Yahoo Sports' Marc Spears was early to the party and he's one of the guys I definitely listen to. Not surprisingly Spears was higher on our #28 pick than our #16 pick. 28. Boston Celtics (from Clippers) – R.J. Hunter (SG, Georgia State, Jr., 21, 6-6, 185): Boston already added a strong perimeter defender...
Via Celtics Life
7 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 NBA Draft: Celtics Select Georgia State Guard R.J. Hunter At No. 28

The Boston Celtics added another guard to their roster with the No. 28 pick in the 2015 NBA Draft by selecting Georgia State’s R.J. Hunter. He will become the first Georgia State player to play in the NBA. Hunter led Georgia State to the 2015 NCAA Tournament, where they upset Baylor in the second round before losing to Xavier. He averaged 19.7 points, 4.7 rebounds and 3.6 assists...
Via NESN.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Georgia State Nominated for ESPYS Award - Best Upset

Georgia State was nominated Wednesday for its first ever ESPYS Award. The Panthers are up for Best Upset. Fans can vote at ESPN.com/ESPYS.
Via Georgia State - Official Site
9 days ago

Hunter Named Court Coach for U.S. Pan American Team Camp

After leading Georgia State to one of its most successful seasons in program history, head coach Ron Hunter has been named a court coach at the upcoming USA Basketball team training camp for the Pan American Games.
Via Georgia State - Official Site
11 days ago

R.J. Hunter is the Rising Star That No One Has Heard Of

R.J. Hunter is trying to prove himself as a lottery pick in this year’s NBA Draft. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/ Getty Images) For many, R.J Hunter was the guy who hit that ridiculously deep shot against Baylor in last year’s NCAA tournament to upset the Bears and send Georgia State through to the next round. Not many people knew the type of numbers he put up for the Panthers this...
Via The Sports Journal
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers Open Summer Workouts, Ready to Defend Title

Coming off a second-straight 25 win season and an appearance in the third round of the NCAA tournament, Georgia State head coach Ron Hunter welcomed the Panthers back to campus on Monday for the first day of skill-instruction and workouts.
Via Georgia State - Official Site
24 days ago

Georgia State Panthers 2015 Preview and Prediction

Patience will need to be in ample supply for Georgia State. The Panthers have gone 2-33 during the last three seasons as the startup program has...
Via Athlon Sports
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Hunter to be Honored at Georgia Positive Athlete Awards

Following one of the most successful seasons in Georgia State basketball history, head coach Ron Hunter will be honored Tuesday night, June 2, at the Second Annual Georgia Positive Athlete Awards.
Via Georgia State - Official Site
May 28, 2015

Chris Clerkley Commits to Georgia State

Three-star Class of 2016 forward Chris Clerkley, of Perry, Georgia, has verbally committed to the Georgia State Panthers. Alex Kline of The Recruit Scoop reported Clerkley’s decision, via Justin Young of HoopSeen.com. RT @JustinDYoung: 2016 in-state PF Chris Clerkley has committed to Georgia State. — Alex Kline (@TheRecruitScoop) May 26, 2015 Clerkley becomes Georgia State’s...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Draft Season Is Here – R.J. Hunter Scouting Report

Previous Scouting Reports: Joseph Young Rondae Hollis-Jefferson One of my favorite memories of the 2015 NCAA March Madness is the Georgia State upset of 3rd seed Baylor in the second round. R.J. Hunter hit a deep three-pointer to win the game, his dad and Coach Ron Hunter celebrated the shot by throwing his hands in the air and following off of his stool. Why was he sitting on a...
Via Oregon Sports News
May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

GSU Finishes Sixth in Sun Belt All-Sports Award

Georgia State accumulated 85 points to finish sixth in the Sun Belt's overall sports award for 2014-15. That up from seventh in its first Sun Belt season.
Via Georgia State - Official Site
May 18, 2015

Sun Belt Schedule Finalized, Panthers Host Eagles Jan. 19

Georgia State finalized the 2015-16 Sun Belt Conference schedule on Monday announcing that both the men and women's basketball teams will host in-state rival Georgia Southern on Tues., Jan. 19, in the GSU Sports Arena.
Via Georgia State - Official Site
May 11, 2015

Alabama's Mitchell Transferring to Georgia State

Alabama shoot guard Devin Mitchell, who played locally at Collins Hill High School in Suwanee, has announced that he will transfer to Georgia State. He will have three years of eligibility remaining.
Via Georgia State - Official Site
April 30, 2015

Former Panther Krubally Named Italian League MVP

Former Georgia State big man Ousman Krubally has been named MVP of the Italian League, following a remarkable season for the Legnano Basket Knights.
Via Georgia State - Official Site
April 28, 2015

R.J. Hunter Leaving Georgia State For NBA Draft

R.J. Hunter will leave Georgia State to declare for the 2015 NBA Draft. Hunter finalized a decision with his family, including his father, Georgia State coach Ron Hunter, over the weekend, sources said. Hunter is considered a late first round pick after averaging 19.7 points per game for Georgia State.
Via RealGM
March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Georgia State's R.J. Hunter entering NBA draft

ATLANTA (AP) Georgia State junior guard R.J. Hunter is entering the NBA draft after making one of the most memorable shots of the NCAA tournament. Hunter announced Monday he will give up his final year of eligibility and plans to sign with an agent shortly. He is the son of Georgia State coach Ron Hunter. The move was expected after R.J. Hunter won his second straight Sun Belt Conference...
Via AP on Fox
March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Georgia State’s R.J. Hunter planning to enter NBA Draft

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY SportsR.J. Hunter was an NCAA Tournament hero this year, and it all started with a huge game-winning three-point shot for Georgia State. He was an electric scorer all season long, but hadn’t gotten national media attention on a consistent basis up until that clutch shot went through the net. According to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports...
Via Sports-Glory
March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

UT Arlington-Georgia State Weekend Notes

UTA and Georgia State are in the mix early on in Sun Belt Conference play, as both are sitting at 4th and 5th in the standings through the first few series’ of the conference season. Though this won’t be posted until the weekend is over, I’m going to post my thoughts on the series during the weekend. Friday: Georgia State 5 – UT Arlington 2 Georgia State had control of this...
Via Baseball Essential
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Georgia State Coach Delivers Tearful Postgame Speech About His Son (Video)

Even when they’re out of the NCAA Tournament, Georgia State still finds a way to be the greatest part of March Madness. Head coach Ron Hunter became something of a national treasure after he tore his Achilles celebrating his team’s tournament berth only to then fall off his rolling stool when his son R.J. hit a game-winning 3-pointer to upset No.3 Baylor just a few short days...
Via NESN.com
March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Georgia State coach Ron Hunter made it all about himself and his kid

Achilles tearing, stool falling off Georgia State head coach Ron Hunter was lucky to be the coach whose kid played for him and he wasn't the worst player on the team. (Coach's kids are always the best or the worst member of a team. Look it up.)And even after losing to Xavier Saturday when coach talked about "R.J. Hunter and the rest of the guys"...we let it slide.But then he broke...
Via Bob's Blitz
March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Georgia State's tourney run turns into one heck of a father-son trip

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — You’d have never had a clue based on the way an inconsolable R.J. Hunter bear-hugged his dad as he walked off the court with 19 seconds left in Georgia State’s 75-67 loss to Xavier on Saturday, but there was a time not too long ago when the Panthers junior wasn’t even positive he’d made the right decision when he followed his father from Indianapolis...
Via Fox Sports
March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Xavier advances to Sweet 16, will face former coach Sean Miller

Xavier held off mid-major darling Georgia State on Saturday to advance to the Sweet 16 with a 75-67 victory. In the West Region semifinals, the Musketeers will meet the Arizona Wildcats, coached by former Xavier coach Sean Miller. Chris Mack called Sean Miller one of his “best friends in the business.” (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) Miller coached the Musketeers from...
Via The Catch and Shoot
March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Georgia State coach Ron Hunter Breaks Down After Xavier Loss

Georgia State coach Ron Hunter broke down during his team’s postgame news conference after his team lost 75-67 to Xavier. Who can blame...
Via Athlon Sports
March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ron Hunter breaks down in news conference

Georgia State was one of the best stories of the first week of March Madness thanks to their upset of three-seed Baylor on Thursday, which came on a game-winning shot by coach’s son R.J. Hunter, who dominated for the Panthers down the stretch. Though the Panthers’ run came to an end against Xavier in a...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 21, 2015  |  Discuss
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