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#22 R.J. Hunter
Position: Guard
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 190
Year: Junior
Hometown: Indianapolis, Ind.
High School: Pike
Experience: 2 Letters
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R.J. Hunter Bio & Statistics R.J. Hunter Bio & Statistics

ATHLETIC HONORS
• 2015 AP All-America Honorable Mention
• 2015 Sun Belt Player of the Year
• 2015 All-Sun Belt First-Team
• 2015 All-Sun Belt All-Tournament Team
• 2015 NABC All-District 24 First-Team
• 2015 Lou Henson Award Finalist (Top Mid-Major Player)
• Sun Belt Player of the Week, Dec. 2, 2014
• Sun Belt Player of the Week, Feb. 23, 2015
• Sun Belt Player of the Week, March 9, 2015
• 2014-15 All-Sun Belt Preseason First-Team
• 2014-15 All-Sun Belt Preseason Player of the Year
• 2014 AP All-America Honorable Mention
• 2014 Sun Belt Male Athlete of the Year
• 2014 Sun Belt Player of the Year
• 2014 All-Sun Belt First-Team
• 2014 NABC All-District 24 First-Team
• 2014 Lou Henson Award Finalist (Top Mid-Major Player)
• 2014 Atlanta Tipoff Club Georgia College Player of the Year
• Sun Belt Player of the Week, Jan. 6, 2014
• Sun Belt Player of the Week, Jan. 20, 2014
• 2013-14 All-Sun Belt Preseason First-Team
• 2013 Kyle Macy Freshman All-America Team
• 2013 CAA Rookie of the Year
• 2013 All-CAA First-Team
• Lou Henson National Player of the Week, Feb. 4, 2013
• CAA Player of the Week, Feb. 4, 2013
• CAA Rookie of the Week, Nov. 12, 2012
• CAA Rookie of the Week, Nov. 26, 2012
• CAA Rookie of the Week, Dec. 24, 2012
• CAA Rookie of the Week, Jan. 7, 2013
• CAA Rookie of the Week, Jan. 28. 2013
• CAA Rookie of the Week, Feb. 4, 2013
• All-time Leader: Points: 1,819
• All-time Leader: Free Throws Made: 448
• All-time Leader: Free Throw Percentage: .853
• All-time Leader: 3-pointers Made: 253
• All-time Leader: 3-point Attempts: 715
• All-time Leader: Field Goal Attempts: 1,321
• Season Leader: Points: 688 (2014-15)
• Season Leader: 3-pointers Made: 100 (2013-14)
• 2014-15 Team Captain
• 2013-14 Team Captain

ACADEMICS
• Fall 2012 Athletic Director’s Honor Roll
• Currently majoring in psychology

2014-15
Named AP All-America honorable mention for the second year in a row . . . Earned Sun Belt Player-of-the-Year and All-Sun Belt First-Team honors along with Sun Belt All-Tournament Team honors . . . Earned NABC All-District 24 First-Team honors . . .

Finalist for Lou Henson Award given to the top mid-major player in the country . . . Named Sun Belt Player of the Week on Dec. 2, Feb. 23, and March 9 . . . Nominee for All-State NABC Good Works Team . . . Named to John R. Wooden and Lou Henson Preseason Watch Lists.
Averaged a career-high 19.7 points, scoring a school-record 688 points, while pulling down 4.7 rebounds per game and dishing off 3.6 assists per contest . . . Made 202 free throws, second-most in school history, while swiping 75 steals, third-most in a single-season in program history . . . Shot 39.5 percent from the floor, 30.5 percent from 3-point range and 87.8 percent from the free throw line

Set multiple school career records throughout the season, including overtaking Rodney Hamilton’s record of 1,515 points with a basket against UL Lafayette on Jan. 24 . . . Finished No. 1 in career free throws (444), free throw percentage (.852) 3-pointers made (250) and 3-point attempts (707).

Ranked No. 20 in the NCAA and No. 1 in the Sun Belt in scoring at 19.7 points per game, while 688 total points was 11th in the nation . . . Was No. 18 in the nation and first in the league with a .878 free throw percentage . . . Ranked No. 17 in the NCAA and second in the Sun Belt with 2.17 steals per contest . . . No. 19 in the nation in total minutes (1294) and 22nd in minutes per game (37.0) . . . Finished seventh in the NCAA with 202 total free throws made and 14th with 230 attempts.

With No. 14-seed Georgia State trailing No. 3-seed Baylor by 12 with 2:53 to play in the second round of the NCAA tournament, scored 12 of the Panthers final 13 points, including a 30-foot 3-pointer with 2.6 seconds remaining to secure the come-from-behind win. The moment was selected as No. 2 in the NCAA’s top 10 moments of the tournament and was included in ‘One Shining Moment’ following the championship . . . Finished with 20 points in third-round match-up with No. 6-seed Xavier, pulling down four rebounds and dishing out five assists . . . Scored 35 points in regular season finale against Georgia Southern which secured the Panthers its second-straight Sun Belt regular season title . . . Finished with 32 points and a Sun Belt tournament record (and tied school-record) eight steals against UL Lafayette in the conference semifinals . . . Made game-winning free throws in Sun Belt championship game against Georgia Southern to send the program to the NCAA tournament . . . Scored a season-high 37 points against Troy on Jan. 10, going 15-of-17 from the free throw line . . . Finished with 21 points and four 3-pointers against No. 14 Iowa State . . . Scored 14 of the final 15 Panther points to lead GSU to win over Arkansas State, finishing with 23 points going 12-of-12 from the free throw line, the last point tying the school’s all-time scoring record . . . Finished with 32 points and seven 3-pointers at UT Arlington . . . Played a career-high 46 minutes in a double-overtime game with Texas State.

2013-14
Named AP All-America honorable mention, just the third Panther in program history to accomplish the feat . . . Earned Sun Belt Player-of-the-Year and All-Sun Belt First-Team honors along with Sun Belt All-Tournament Team honors . . . Named Atlanta Tip-off Club Georgia College Player of the Year . . . Earned NABC All-District 24 First-Team honors . . . Was a finalist for the Lou Henson Award given to the top mid-major player in the country . . . Named Sun Belt Player of the Week on Jan. 6 and Jan. 20 . . . Nominee for Allstate NABC Good Works Team . . . Named to the All-Sun Belt Preseason First Team.

Averaged 18.4 points, scoring 604 for the season, tied for the . . . Became the first Panther to make 100 3-pointers in a season . . . Set the single-season mark by hitting 88.2 percent from the free throw line, going 142 of 161 . . . Recorded 63 steals, tied for third most in a season in school history . . . Knocked down 39.5 percent from 3-point range, the 10th best single-season mark in program history . . . Made 142 free throws, the fourth most in a single-season . . . Made a school-record 38-straight free throws, including a school-record 13-of-13 game against South Alabama . . . Also had a streak of 18 straight free throws that is among the 10-best streaks in program history.

Ranked No. 17 in the NCAA and No. 1 in the Sun Belt with a 88.2 free throw percentage . . . Was No. 75 in the nation and No. 4 in the Sun Belt in scoring, averaging 18.3 points per game . . . Ranked No. 22 in the NCAA and No. 3 in the Sun Belt making 3.03 3-pointers per game . . . No. 39 in the nation and No. 6 in the Sun Belt in 3-point percentage . . . 100 3-pointers made was No. 16 in the NCAA . . . Ranked No. 2 in the Sun Belt and No. 49 in the nation with 63 steals . . . Led the team in scoring 13 times.

Scored a career-high 41 points, fourth most in program history against UTSA on Dec. 22, making a school-record 12 3-pointers. The 12 3-pointers were also the most in the country during the year and set a Sun Belt Conference record . . . Scored 30 points, hitting five 3-pointers and going 13-of-13 at the line against South Alabama . . . Finished with 21 points and seven rebounds at Vanderbilt . . . Scored 20 points and added seven steals, just one off the school record in the Sun Belt opener againstopener against Troy . . . Hit the game-winning shot with 11.1 seconds to play against Arkansas State, finishing with 23 points and six rebounds . . . Scored 33 points, including 29 in the second half, going 5-of-7 from 3-point range and 12-of-14 from the line against UL Lafayatte . . . Scored 31 points including a huge 3-pointer with seven seconds left at UT Arlington to send the game to overtime . . . Scored 18 points and tied a season-high with eight rebounds, going 9-of-10 from the free throw line at Texas State.

2012-13
Earned Kyle Macy Freshman All-America honors after becoming the most prolific freshman scorer in school history, finishing the year with a record 527 points (17.0 avg.) . . . Earned CAA Rookie-of-the-Year, All-CAA First-Team and CAA All-Rookie Team honors following a season when he was named CAA Rookie of the Week six times, CAA Player of the Week once and earned Lou Henson National Player of the Week honors on Feb. 4 . . . Finished the season as one of just three freshmen in the country to average at least 17.0 points and 5.0 rebounds per game . . . Led all CAA freshmen in scoring and rebounding . . . Scored a season-high 38 points, the seventh most in school history, on a then school-record 10-of-15 3-pointers against Old Dominion, scoring 19 straight Panther points . . . Finished sixth in the CAA in scoring (17.0), which was also 84th in the NCAA, fifth in 3-point percentage (36.5), third in 3-pointers made (2.4) and fifth in steals (1.7).

Scored 20 or more points 12 times during the season, leading GSU in scoring 15 times . . . Garnered a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds in his collegiate debut against No. 8 Duke . . . Scored 25 points, hitting 6-of-7 free throws and grabbed six rebounds against South Alabama . . . Finished with 24 points, including 20 in the first half against Southern Miss, making 6-of-12 3-pointers . . . Scored 27 points, including four 3-pointers at Towson, with a game-saving blocked shot with less than two seconds remaining in the game . . . Scored 19 points with a career-high six assists against UNCW as his 15 straight made three throw streak came to end . . . Scored 27 points at first place Northeastern, going 10-of-18 from the floor and hitting five 3-pointers, while adding a game-saving block with less than 20 seconds remaining . . . Finished with 26 points at UNCW, scoring 20 in the first half, hitting all five 3-point attempts the took, at one point scoring 13 straight GSU points . . . Scored 25 points on 10-of-19 shooting at George Mason, leading GSU to its first victory at the Patriot Center.

PREP
Led Pike High School to a runner-up finish in the Indiana State Championships . . . During his senior season, averaged 20.5 points, 6.6 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 2.9 steals per game, while earning All-Marion County First Team recognition . . . Named conference player of the year as well as an Indiana All-Star, playing in both the Indiana Senior/Junior Game and the Indiana/Kentucky High School Classic . . . Shot 50 percent from the floor, 41 precent from 3-point range and 85 percent from the free throw line during his final season . . . Scored 35 points in just three quarters against Beech Grove . . . During his career, he was a part of three sectional title teams, one regional championship and one semi-state championship.

PERSONAL
Full name is Ronald Jordan Hunter . . . Born on Oct. 24, 1993 in Oxford, Ohio . . . Parents are Ron and Amy Hunter . . . His godfather is Ron Harper, who played with his dad at Miami (Ohio) before going on to a 15-year NBA career in which he won five NBA titles, three with the Chicago Bulls and two with the Los Angeles Lakers.

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