After missing out on their guard target for 2019, it seems the Aztecs will look for a grad transfer and address the need in the 2020 class. A little less than two weeks ago the Aztecs put out an offer to up-and-coming guard Anthony Hunter. The coaching staff had been keeping an eye out on the young guard for a while and assistant coach Rod Palmer made the trip out to Las Vegas to watch Hunter and offered him after that last visit back in mid-December.
Hunter is a 6-1 point guard from Las Vegas, Nevada. He plays his high school basketball for Durango High School in Las Vegas and plays on the AAU circuit for the Las Vegas Knicks.
Hunter is one of those under the radar type players that the coaching staff is infamous for finding early, however his game has been blossoming as of late and it would not be surprising to see interest grow from other programs. We watched film on Hunter and see a lead guard who can score and create for his teammates. Hunter chimed in with what he thinks he does well on the court.
“Describing my game in one word I would use: playmaking, so if it’s not me scoring I can really create shots for my teammates; and on the defensive end I do well defending on ball.”
Still just a junior, Hunter’s development should be ramping up. He has pinpointed some things that he feels that he needs to work on and is making that an emphasis of his development.
“I’m working on my midrange, my body, and being more of a vocal leader on and off the court.”
Besides San Diego State, Hunter has offers from a number of schools. Some of the schools that have offered him already are Cal State Bakersfield, Long Beach State, UC Davis, and UC Irvine. Hunter feels fortunate to have received an offer from the Aztecs.
“It meant a lot to me to get an offer from San Diego State because it was one of the colleges I was aiming for. SDSU overall is just a nice and familiar place, close to home, and a place I could see myself for 4 years.”