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Report: Georgia State's R.J. Hunter to declare for NBA Draft

Georgia State junior guard R.J. Hunter will enter the NBA Draft, Yahoo Sports/FOX Sports 1 Insider Adrian Wojnarowski first reported Monday morning. Hunter, who averaged 19.7 points per game this season, finalized his decision this weekend, according to the report. Hunter is the son of Panthers head coach Ron Hunter, who famously tore his Achilles tendon while celebrating the team...
Via Fox Sports
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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
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hunter and Harrow Earn NABC All-District 24 Honors

The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced Friday that Georgia State's R.J. Hunter and Ryan Harrow have once again been selected to the NABC Division I All-District 24 teams.
Via Georgia State - Official Site
2 days ago

Hunter Named Finalist for Lou Henson Award

Georgia State junior R.J. Hunter has been named a finalist for the Lou Henson Award as announced by CollegeInsider.com earlier this week. This marks the second year in a row Hunter has been named a finalist.
Via Georgia State - Official Site
2 days ago

Xavier back in NCAA Sweet 16 for 5th time since 2008

CINCINNATI (AP) Xavier's youthful lineup is growing up in March, just in time to add to the Musketeers' history of late-season success. They've beaten Ole Miss and Georgia State to reach the Sweet 16 for the fifth time since 2008. Only eight other schools have done it as often, according to STATS. The sixth-seeded Musketeers have only two seniors on scholarship. Their inexperience...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  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
8 days ago  |  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
8 days ago  |  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
8 days ago  |  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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Georgia State Coach Has Tearful Press Conference Following Team’s Loss To Xavier

Georgia State may be bounced out of March Madness by Xavier, but they leave as darlings of the tournament. Check out the press conference given by Georgia State coach Ron Hunter who spoke directly from the heart about his team. Hard not to love everything about this. This is NOT the first time Ron Hunter Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
8 days ago  |  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
8 days ago  |  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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Georgia State Coach Gets Emotional In Post Game Presser

Georgia State coach Ron Hunter is brought to tears when talking about the last week for his Georgia State team and coaching his son.
Via Gamedayr
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Georgia State made improvements to Ron Hunter’s chair

Georgia State head coach Ron Hunter provided a moment that will live forever in NCAA Tournament lore when he fell out of his chair after his son R.J. hit a huge three-pointer that helped the Panthers beat Baylor in the first round. Hunter has been coaching from the chair since tearing his Achilles while celebrating...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Xavier’s J.P. Macura takes one to the face in win over Georgia State

Sixth seeded Xavier advanced to their 5th sweet 16 in 8 years with a 75-67 win over Georgia State Saturday evening. This however wasn’t before J.P. Macura took a basketball to the face. Insert awfully bad puns here. h/t: Deadspin
Via The Majors National
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Dance Ends, But Memories Won't In 75-67 Game

Georgia State lost to Xavier 75-67 in the third round of the NCAA Tournament, but the memories made will last a lifetime for the team and the fans. R.J. Hunter led GSU with 20 points and five assists.
Via Georgia State - Official Site
8 days ago

Georgia State Panthers Fight to Keep the Dream Alive

R.J. Hunter #22 of the Georgia State Panthers celebrates after the Panthers win 57-56 against the Baylor Bears in the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images). The father/son and coach/player dynamics are essentially one in the same. The majority of coaches have been referred to as a father-figure by their respective players...
Via The Sports Journal
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Georgia State Coach Ron Hunter Promises That He’ll Continue To Use That Infamous Chair

Georgia State coach Ron Hunter has certainly made a name for himself during this year’s NCAA Tournament. Hunter’s team pulled off a fantastic upset against Baylor during which Hunter fell off his chair in celebration after his son, R.J. Hunter, hit the game-winning shot. The moment went viral and Hunter was naturally asked whether he’d Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Georgia State eager to extend feel-good story vs. Xavier

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Ron Hunter hobbled onto a podium with assistance from the little scooter he's been using to get around since suffering the most talked about injury in the NCAA Tournament. The coach's torn Achilles tendon introduced him and Georgia State to basketball fans throughout the nation, but the Panthers are proving they've got game, too. The 14th-seeded Sun Belt...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

West Virginia Trolls President Obama After Mountaineers Beat Buffalo

We’ve got a new trend in the college basketball world, and the President of the United States is involved. Thursday, after Georgia State shocked Baylor, head coach Ron Hunter called out President Barack Obama for failing to pick the Panthers. Now, Friday, after West Virginia took care of business against Buffalo, the Mountaineers did the same. WVU’s Twitter account tweeted directly...
Via College Spun
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Wife of Georgia State coach Ron Hunter making him get pedicure

Georgia State coach Ron Hunter has become a sensation this week. As you know, Hunter tore his Achilles on Sunday while celebrating his team's Sun Belt Conference Championship win. On Thursday, when his son R.J. hit a game-winning three-pointer to give the Panthers an upset over Baylor, Ron fell right out of the rolling chair he had to use as a result of the injury. However, there...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Nobody is Having More Fun in the NCAA Tournament than Georgia State

A day after upsetting Baylor in the NCAA Tournament, Georgia State coach Ron Hunter can’t even get a celebratory breakfast.  Right...
Via Athlon Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Georgia State coach breaks casts in fall, has to get new one

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Georgia State coach Ron Hunter doesn't mind getting a new cast. But don't even think about swapping out his chair. Hunter cracked the cast on his left leg during his now-famous fall that followed his son's game-winning shot against Baylor on Thursday. Hunter made headlines and highlights across the country - he was the talk of the NCAA Tournament's opening...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

R.J. Hunter Reenacts His Dad’s Famous Fall After His Game-Winning Three-Pointer

After hitting the game-winner for Georgia State to beat Baylor, R.J. Hunter reenacted his dad's (and coach's) memorable reaction. A video posted by SportsCenter (@sportscenter) on Mar 19, 2015 at 8:50pm PDT Without a doubt, the most memorable moment of Georgia State’s upset win over Baylor on Thursday didn’t even happen on the court. While Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Hurts so good: Georgia St. coach cracks cast

Georgia State coach Ron Hunter cracked his cast when he fell from his rolling chair celebrating the game-winning 3-point shot against Baylor in the second round of the NCAA tournament.
Via Philly Sports Live
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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