Thursday, October 27, 2016

With the West Virginia basketball team slated to lose to Tarik Phillip and Teyvon Myers after this season, there was a glaring need for another guard to come into Morgantown through the 2017 class and that void was filled this afternoon with the commitment of D’Angelo Hunter.

Hunter, a 6’7 180 lbs. guard/forward from Navarro Community College, picked up an offer from West Virginia earlier in the week and made the most of it with this afternoon’s commitment. “I’m blessed with the opportunity and excited to play my last two years at West Virginia University.”

As a freshman last season, Hunter averaged 8.4 PPG and 4.1 RPG but showed progression as the season went on. In the final 5 games of last season, Hunter averaged 16.2 PPG which shows the scoring ability that Hunter possesses.

As a senior in the 2015 class, Hunter was one of the more underrated players in the state of Kentucky with Louisville, Kentucky, and Indiana all showing interest but only held an offer from UMass so he elected to go to Navarro for his first 2 seasons.

Hunter has the length and size that will benefit the press that Bob Huggins runs at West Virginia but is also a matchup nightmare for defenders given his size at the guard position.

Hunter joins Derek Culver as solid commits in the 2017 class for Bob Huggins and the Mountaineers.

Photo Courtesy of Courier Journal