Louisville is still looking to fill out its roster for the upcoming season. They’ve done really well solidifying their forward and center position, but they are in need of more guards. It appears they’ve honed in on a really good on in Iowa State transfer Tyrese Hunter. Hunter, a 6’1 175 lbs point guard, released his top 6 this afternoon and Louisville made the cut along with Kansas, Tennessee, Texas, Gonzaga, and Purdue.
Hunter was a 4 Star prospect coming out of high school. 247sports ranked him as the 37th best player nationally and 6th best at his position. He chose Iowa State over offers from Texas Tech, Arizona State, UConn, Florida, Miami, Virginia Tech, and Louisville among many others.
Hunter was excellent during his freshman campaign in Ames, IA. He averaged 11 ppg, 4.9 apg, 3.5 rpg, and 2 spg. His efforts on the court led to him being named the Big 12 Freshman of the Year. He also made the Big 12 All-Freshmen team. While his shooting percentages weren’t great, he was an impactful player on both ends of the floor, especially as a playmaker and on-ball defender.
Hunter would bring a dynamic presence at the point guard position. He’s a player that’s lightning quick and can get to the rim and finish. He’s a playmaker that looks to get teammates going with excellent passes. As a shooter, if he can develop more consistency, he can be a true threat at all 3 levels. Defensively, he’s a guy that will hound and harass opponents and get steals.
Making the top 6 for a player of Tyrese Hunter’s caliber shows the immediate impact Kenny Payne is making. Hunter is a legit point guard that can be an excellent backcourt mate with El Ellis. Hopefully, UofL can land Tyrese Hunter as his addition would immediately impact the team’s chances to make the tournament.