|# 33 Vincent Hunter|
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Hunter has great versatility. He can score, rebound and defend inside, and he can defend and shoot on the perimeter. He also gets up and down the floor well. Able to play both forward and on the wing, he could be valuable in head coach John Pelphrey’s system. In the two exhibition games in Cancun over Labor Day weekend, he averaged 4.5 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.5 blocked shots, and was 4-of-4 at the free throw line.
He saw action in 32 games with seven starts, averaging 10.6 minutes an outing. He averaged 2.8 points and 1.7 rebounds while shooting 40 percent from the floor (28-70), 33 percent on threes (12-36) and 71 percent at the line (22-31). He tied for third on the team with 15 blocked shots and was eighth with 14 offensive rebounds. Six of his game appearances were for one minute or less. Without those six appearances, his averages would have been 3.5 points and 2.0 rebounds.
In 14 games at home, he averaged 4.1 points and 1.9 rebounds while shooting 51.4 percent from the field (19-37) and 55.6 percent on threes (10-18). In 10 road games, he shot just 28.6 percent (6-21) with averages of 1.9 points and 1.2 rebounds; and in nine neutral site games he shot 25 percent (3-12) with averages of 1.6 points and 1.8 boards.
Hunter averaged 6.2 points and 4.2 rebounds in six games in November, 2.4 and 1.6 in seven games in December, and 4.0 and 1.3 in eight games in January, but dropped to 0.7 and 1.0 in six games in February, and 0.0 and 0.2 in five games in March. He played 20 minutes a game in November, and 11 in December and January, but dipped to 6.7 in February and 2.8 in March.
In the opener against Southeast Missouri (11/10), he was 3-of-6 shooting, finishing with nine points, a game-high seven rebounds and a blocked shot. Against Stephen F. Austin (11/18), he had 11 points, five rebounds, three assists and two blocked shots. Against Marist in the semifinals of the Old Spice Classic (11/24), he had seven points, four boards and two assists. In the championship game win over
In the win over Oakland (12/14), he was 4-of-4 shooting, extending his streak of consecutive shots made to seven. He had 11 points. In the win over
He had eight points and a blocked shot in the win over No. 8 Alabama (1/6). At No. 2 Florida (1/9), he had six points and five rebounds. Hunter had two points and three steals in five minutes in the win over No. 16 LSU (1/20).
Hunter started in the win at No. 12 Alabama (1/27), and finished with five points, two blocked shots and a steal in 12 minutes.
He was slowed by injuries early in the year but came on late and finished with averages of 3.7 points and 2.4 rebounds while shooting 48.6 percent from the floor (35-72). In SEC play, he had a team-best .538 field goal percentage (14-26).
Over the last 10 games, he averaged 5.3 points and 3.8 rebounds in 14 minutes a game while shooting 51.4 percent from the floor (18-35). He led the team in rebounding twice and was in double figures scoring three times. After averaging 1.1 points and 0.6 rebounds in January, he improved to 4.9 and 3.3 in February, and 4.0 and 3.8 in March. In three games against ranked teams, he averaged 9.7 points and 4.3 rebounds with a .647 shooting percentage (11-17).
Hunter suffered a left knee injury in the second half of the LSU-Shreveport exhibition game on Nov. 12.
He missed the opener against
Against Southern Mississippi (11/30), he made 4-of-5 shots, and had 10 points and four rebounds. In the win over Texas-Pan American (12/30), he was 4-of-6 from the floor, finishing with nine points.
Against Western Illinois (1/1), he was 3-of-4 from the field, finishing with eight points, two rebounds and a blocked shot.
He missed the game at
He started against
In the win over No. 10 Florida (2/18), he was 4-of-4 from the floor, including a three, and 2-of-2 at the line, finishing with 11 points and three rebounds.
In the win at No. 10 Tennessee (2/25), he led the team with seven rebounds, scored 10 points on 4-of-8 shooting and had a blocked shot in 16 minutes. He had six of UA’s 16 offensive boards.
In the SEC Tournament against
In the NCAA Tournament against Bucknell (3/17), he had two points, five rebounds, including a game-high four offensive boards, and one assist.
Hunter missed the 2005 season after undergoing reconstructive shoulder surgery on Friday, Nov. 5. He suffered a dislocation in UA’s Red-White Game on Oct. 30. He missed four games with the same injury in 2004, which occurred at
Slowed by a dislocated right shoulder early in the season, he played in 24 games with nine starts, averaging 3.8 points and 3.2 rebounds a game. He led the team in rebounding three times and scored in double figures twice.
Among the SEC’s freshmen, he was fifth in blocked shots (0.92), eighth in rebounding and 14th in scoring.
He had nine points, five rebounds and two blocked shots in the opener against
He suffered a dislocated right shoulder after playing 14 minutes at No. 11 Illinois (12/6), finishing the game with two points and six rebounds. He missed the Southeast Missouri (12/9), Louisiana Tech (12/17),
He was averaging 7.8 points and 4.5 rebounds prior to the injury.
At Alabama (1/14), he made 3-of-5 shots and had seven points, four rebounds and two blocked shots. Against Ole Miss (1/17), he made 12-of-14 free throws, and had 14 points and a game-high nine rebounds.
He had six points, six rebounds and two blocked shots at
In High School:
The MVP of the Class 4A state tournament, he averaged 15.0 points, 12.0 rebounds and 8.0 blocked shots a game as a senior in leading J.A. Fair to the finals. He averaged 18.0 points, 12.0 rebounds and 5.7 blocked shots as a junior.
Born Oct. 22, 1984, in Little Rock, he is the son of Vincent and Shirley Hunter. He is majoring in sociology.
2006-07 SEASON HIGHS
Points: 11, SFA (11/18), Oak (12/14)
FG Attempts: 8, SFA (11/18)
FG Made: 4, SFA (11/18), Oak (12/14)
3 Pt FGA: 5,
3 Pt FGM: 3, Oak (12/14)
FT Attempts: 5, SEMO (11/10), WVU (11/26)
FT Made: 4, WVU (11/26)
Off. Rebounds: 3, MC (11/24)
Def. Rebounds: 7, WVU (11/26)
Total Rebounds: 8, WVU (11/26)
Assists: 3, SFA (11/18)
Steals: 3, LSU (1/20)
Blocks: 2, SFA (11/18),
Minutes: 33, SFA (11/18)
Points: 14, Ole Miss (1/17/04)
FG Attempts: 8, SFA (11/18/06)
FG Made: 4, SFA (11/18/06),
3 Pt FGA: 5,
3 Pt FGM: 3, Oak (12/14/06)
FT Attempts: 14, Ole Miss (1/17/04)
FT Made: 12, Ole Miss (1/17/04)
Off. Rebounds: 6,
Def. Rebounds: 7, WVU (11/26/06)
Total Rebounds: 9, Ole Miss (1/17/04)
Assists: 3, SFA (11/18/06)
Steals: 3, LSU (1/20/07)
Blocks: 3, Vanderbilt (1/24/04)
Minutes: 33, SFA (11/18/06)