Just days after Upper Arlington shooting guard Dane Goodwin decommitted from Ohio State, Indianapolis shooting guard Eric Hunter has put Ohio State in his top 6.
Hunter tweeted out his contenders, which included Ohio State, Xavier, Purdue, Minnesota, Butler, and Nebraska.
Top 6️⃣.(Open) pic.twitter.com/AukxywH8QI
— Eric Hunter Jr.⌛️ (@ebuckets13) June 26, 2017
Hunter (6-3 165) plays for Charles A. Tindley Accelerated High School and he received a Buckeye offer less than two weeks ago. Ohio State head coach Chris Holtmann and his assistant coaches already had a relationship with Hunter while at Butler.
Rated a 4-star prospect per the 247Sports Composite, Hunter is the No. 31 shooting guard in the 2018 class and the No. 5 player in the state of Indiana. He has averaged right around 25 points per game as a sophomore and a junior.
Hunter helped lead his Tindley team to a Class A state title this past season.
Although slight of build, Hunter is a lefty slasher with speed and a nice mid-range game. He can finish at the rim, but his ability to pull up early gives him an advantage against a back-pedaling defender. He also does a nice job of creating opportunities for his teammates off the dribble. According to MaxPreps.com, Hunter has hit 47.5% of his three-point field goal attempts over the last two seasons.
Hunter is reminiscent of former Buckeye Lenzelle Smith in many respects, including his left-handed driving abilities.
You can check out a few highlights below.