The only son of coach Ron Hunter, R.J. finished 4-of-11 from the floor, hit a pair of three-pointers and was a perfect 4-of-4 from the free throw line.
His steal off the opening tip gave the Panthers an early 2-0 lead against the Blue Devils and his presence allowed the Panthers to trail by just two with eight minutes to play in the first half. Duke won the game 74-55 before a sell-out crowd at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
“I am very happy that R.J. was able to earn this honor,” commented Coach Hunter. “As I mentioned the other night, I was extremely proud to be able to watch him on the court and as he dad, this makes me very happy as well.”
Georgia State (0-1) will open the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic on Tuesday night at BYU (1-0). Tip-off is set for 9 p.m.
The Panthers will return home next week to host Monmouth, South Alabama and Tennessee State as part of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic regional in Atlanta. For tickets, call 1-866.GA.STATE or visit GeorgiaStateSports.com.