GRBC PG Alex Hunter Commits!

Leesville Road’s Hunter commits to Furman

Posted September 4, 2016

Alex Hunter (3) of Leesville Road High School. Terry Sanford played against Leesville Road High School on December 26th, 2015, the first day of the 44th Annual HighSchoolOt.com Holiday Invitational Tournament in Raleigh, N.C. The Terry Sanford Bulldogs proved to be too much for the Leesville Pride, winning the game with a final score of 61 - 42. (Photo By: Baird Photography / HighSchoolOt.com)
 By Nick Stevens

— Leesville Road point guard Alex Hunter has made a verbal commitment.

Hunter gave a verbal pledge on Friday to play college basketball at Furman, according to Leesville Road boys basketball coach Russ Frazier.

At 5-foot-11 and 165 pounds, Hunter, a rising senior, has been a first team all-conference selection each year of his high school career.

Last season, Hunter was named the Cap 8 Conference Co-Player of the Year after averaging 18.1 points, 7.1 assists, 3.2 steals and 3.1 rebounds per game. He shot 52-percent from the field, including 44-percent from 3-point range.

Hunter has also been named the Most Valuable Player at Leesville Road the last two seasons.

Hunter has started in all 81 games during his high school career. Last season the Pride made a run to the third round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association 4-A state playoffs.

For his career, Hunter has scored 1,272 points (15.7 PPG) and dished out 549 assists (6.8 APG).

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