Full Name: Kris Hunter
Position: Center / Forward
Height/Weight: 6-11 / 230
Birthdate: May 29, 1977 (Lakeland, FL)
High School: Florida A&M University HS (Tallahassee, FL)
Played for the Florida Sea Dragons in the USBL in 2002. Averaged 4.4 points, 2.9 rebounds, and 2.1 blocked shots (ranking third in the league) in 27 games. Appeared in 20 games for the Roanoke Dazzle of the NBDL in 2001-02, averaging 2.3 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 1.1 blocked shots.
Played final season at Jacksonville after spending first three seasons at Virginia. Sat out 1999-2000 season at Jacksonville under NCAA transfer rules. Impact shot-blocker who finished his collegiate career with 240 career blocks. Total of 126 blocks at Virginia ranks third all-time at the school.
As a senior, averaged 9.8 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 4.1 blocked shots. Started all 28 games. Ranked fourth nationally in blocks per game. Single-season block total was second all-time in Jacksonville history. Registered four or more blocks in 18 games, and five or more blocks nine times. Set career-high of eight blocks at Savannah State on Dec. 28, while also scored eight points and grabbing 12 rebounds. Posted a double-double with 10 points and career-high 13 rebounds against Troy State on Dec. 5. Scored in double figures in 17 games, including a career-high of 21 points at Georgia Southern on Nov. 21. Almost registered a triple-double with 11 points, 12 rebounds, and eight blocks in the regular season finale against Stetson on Feb. 24.
As a junior at Virginia, averaged 5.4 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 3.0 blocked shots. Started 19 of 29 games. Blocked shot average ranked second in the ACC and eighth nationally. Season total of 88 blocks ranked as the fifth all-time single season performance. Blocked five or more shots in eight games. Scored season-high 16 points against New Hampshire on Dec. 5. Registered a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds against Arkansas in the Great Alaska Shootout on Nov. 20. Grabbed 10 rebounds and blocked a season-high seven shots against Georgia Tech on Feb. 25.
As a sophomore, averaged 2.0 points, 2.4 rebounds, and 1.2 blocked shots in 12.3 minutes a game. Played in a reserve role, starting only twice. Ranked second on the team in blocked shots and averaged a block every 10.6 minutes.
As a freshman, averaged 1.4 points, 1.6 rebounds, and 0.6 blocked shots in 4.5 minutes a game. Averaged a block every 7.4 minutes.