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Full Name: Brandon Hunter
Position: Forward
Height/Weight: 6-7 (2.00 m)/ 260 (117.9 kg)
Birthdate: November 24, 1980 (Cincinnati, Ohio)
High School: Withrow HS (Cincinnati, Ohio)
College: Ohio University

NBA DRAFT 2003
Selected in the second round (56th overall) by the Boston Celtics


Ohio University
SeasonGGSFGMFGAPCTFTMFTAPCTREBASTSTLBLPTSAVG
1999-003332149290.51476138.55120635191137411.3
2000-013030181355.510178271.65728280231554318.1
2001-022626159325.489108179.60323759232645117.3
2002-033030217415.523199335.59437878253564421.5
Totals1191187061385.510561923.60811032529087201216.9
Three-point field goals: 1999-00, 0-for-2 (.000); 2000-01, 3-for-9 (.333); 2001-02, 25-for-67 (.373); 2002-03, 11-for-37 (.297). Totals: 39-for-115 (.339).

Originally an early entry candidate for the 2002 NBA Draft before withdrawing his name from consideration.

Career Highlights: Led the nation in rebounding as a senior (12.6 rpg). Three-time First Team All-Mid-American Conference selection, joining former Bobcat Gary Trent (Minnesota Timberwolves) as the only players in school history with that distinction. Became the third player in MAC history to compile 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds, joining Trent and Ron Harper. Finished career fourth in scoring and first in rebounding at Ohio, breaking Trentís career mark of 1,050 rebounds. Is also schoolís all-time leader in free throws made and attempted.

Senior (2002-03): In 30 games, led Ohio in rebounding 27 times and in scoring 20 times. Also led team in assists 10 times. In epic four-OT win over Akron, delivered 30 points (on 10-of-17 shooting) and career-best 26 rebounds, the highest single game rebounding effort in the nation this season. Posted 18 points and 16 rebounds in loss to Kentucky. Tallied 18 points and 24 rebounds in a win over St. Bonaventure. Scored season-high 35 points and grabbed 16 rebounds in OT win at Marshall.

Junior (2001-02): Led the team in scoring (17.3 ppg), rebounding (9.1 rpg, 41st in nation) and minutes per game (32.4 mpg). Posted nine 20-point games. Scored a season-high 30 points to go with 11 rebounds in win over Ball State. Led the team in rebounding 23 times. Grabbed a season-high 15 rebounds vs. Oakland. Tallied 27 points and 22 rebounds in win at Marshall. Had 27 points and 13 rebounds vs. UNC-Greensboro.

Sophomore (2000-01): Finished in the top five in the MAC in scoring (18.1 ppg), rebounding (9.4 rpg, 23rd in nation) and field goal percentage (51.7%). Led team in minutes (32.9 mpg). Ranked second in the conference in double-doubles. Topped 20 points on 13 occasions. Scored a career-high 37 points at Duquesne. Set MAC Tournament record with 32 free throw attempts in three games. Named to MAC All-Tournament Team. Captured a season-high 19 rebounds vs. Miami.

Freshman (1999-00): Named to the MAC All-Freshman Team. Ranked third on team in scoring (11.3 ppg) and second in rebounding (6.2 rpg). Scored a season-high 24 points in overtime victory vs. Central Michigan. Contributed team-highs of 17 points and 12 rebounds in win over Central Florida.

Strengths: Overpowers players his height. Has the ability to play facing the basket and hit the mid-range shot.

Personal: A health care administration major.