According to a release put out yesterday by Western Kentucky University’s (WKU) Athletics Department, the school hopes to keep its Bahamian pipeline going strong with the active recruitment of coveted high school senior, Samuel Hunter.
The 6’9” forward turned heads this summer playing for the Bahamas national team in the Bahamas Basketball Federation’s (BBF) Summer of Thunder exhibition series. Against Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) teams, Hunter averaged over 18 points and seven rebounds per game.
Hunter is about to start his senior year at British Columbia Christian Academy (BCCA) in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada.
“He’s got a number of schools that are showing up here in the next week or so,” BCCA coach Doug Dowell said about Hunter.
“If the right fit shows up I’m sure he’ll jump on it right away. No kid I think really wants it hanging over their head their whole senior year. Sammy’s like that. I think he’d sign if the right offer and the right school popped up. I guess that’s what the process is right now is to try to work through those and see exactly where he fits.”
Last season, center Dwight Coleby had his best season as a collegiate player at WKU. He’s also been active on social media trying to sway Hunter in the Hilltoppers direction.
Along with WKU, Arkansas, Mississippi, Kansas State, Colorado State and Saint Mary’s are just a few of the other programs that have expressed interest in Hunter.