ATLANTA-Georgia State freshman guard R.J. Hunter averaged 23.5 points and 5.0 rebounds in a pair of games last week to earn his third CAA Rookie of the Week honor as announced by the conference earlier Monday.

Hunter shot 55.6 percent from the floor, including 8-of-16 from three point range and made 9-of-10 free throws.

The freshman opened the week by scoring 24 points on 8-of-16 shooting, and 6-of-12 three-pointers against Southern Miss. He finished the game with four rebounds, one assist and one steal in 39 minutes. He scored 20 points in the first half, hitting six threes in the opening half.

He closed the week with 23 points on 7-of-11 shooting, including two three’s and 7-of-8 free throws with six rebounds against Rhode Island.

“It has been a lot of fun coaching R.J. this season,” commented head coach Ron Hunter. “Being able to be on the sideline as both his dad and coach is a true honor and I have enjoyed everyday watching him grow as a player and person.”

Earlier this season, he earned CAA honors following a double-double of 14-points and 10-rebounds against Duke. At the end of November, he led the Panthers to three-straight wins in the Coaches vs. Cancer classic to earn the award again.

Hunter is averaging a team-high 15.6 points, 5.9 rebounds in 32.7 minutes per game this season.  He is shooting 79.6 percent from the free throw line and has hit a team-high 26 three-pointers.

Georgia State (5-7) will face Georgia Southern in Statesboro this Saturday at 3 p.m.

--GeorgiaStateSports.com--