Othello Hunter
Full Name: Tegba Othello Hunter
Position: Forward
Height/Weight: 6-8 / 225
Birthdate: May 28, 1986
High School: R.J. Reynolds HS
College: Ohio State
 

Hillsborough
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2004-05 25 0 86 161 .534 44 74 .595 3 9 .333 145 11 19 0 219 8.80
2005-06 22 0 152 327 .465 61 100 .610 5 22 .227 251 26 18 0 370 16.8
Totals 47 0 238 488 .488 105 174 .603 8 31 .258 396 37 37 0 589 12.5
Ohio State
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2006-07 39 8 89 159 .560 43 63 .683 2 5 .400 175 11 15 41 223 5.70
2007-08 37 37 158 265 .596 48 88 .545 2 8 .250 240 31 22 56 366 9.90
Totals 76 45 247 424 .583 91 151 .603 4 13 .308 415 42 37 97 589 7.80

Career Highlights: Had 589 points in 76 career games as a Buckeye and shot .583 from the field. Nearly half of his 415 career rebounds where on the offensive end (178). Finished collegiate career at Ohio State after playing first two seasons at Hillsborough Community College in Florida.

Senior (2007-08): Helped lead Ohio State to NIT title, averaging 11.6 points and 8.0 rebounds in 24.3 minutes during the tournament. Finished second in Big Ten in FG% (.596), tying the seventh-best single-season mark in OSU history. Tied for fifth in the league in blocks (49) and eighth in rebounding (6.4 rpg). Recorded double digit points in 18 games, including six of last eight contests. Grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds and added 11 points vs. California in NIT Second Round. Played a career-high 41 minutes vs. Purdue, posting 15 points, six rebounds three blocks and one steal in the OT victory. Tied career-high with 17 points and grabbed 14 boards vs. Tennessee.

Junior (2006-07): Started eight of 39 games. Grabbed 175 rebounds on the season, including 87 on the offensive end. Finished second on the squad with 41 blocks and 4.5 rpg. Had four rebounds in 16 minutes of action vs. Georgetown in NCAA Final Four. Grabbed seven rebounds in 14 minutes in NCAA Second Round vs. Xavier. Recorded 15 points and five rebounds at Minnesota. Recorded first double-double as a Buckeye with 17 points and 11 rebounds vs. Cleveland State. Grabbed a season-high 13 boards in his OSU debut vs. VMI.

Sophomore (2005-06): Earned honorable mention NJCAA All-America honors. Averaged 16.8 points and 11.4 rebounds and helped lead Hillsborough Community College to a 24-6 record. Recorded 22 points, 17 rebounds and six blocks in season-ending loss to River Community College in the 2006 Florida Community College Activities Association state tournament. Grabbed 10 or more rebounds in 15 games, including 20 boards vs. St. Petersburg College (1/21).

Freshman (2004-05): Averaged 8.8 points and 5.8 rebounds for Hillsborough as a freshman. Pulled down 10 or more rebounds in four games and recorded four double-doubles on the season.

Strengths: Runs the floor extremely well and has decent touch around the basket. A prolific offensive rebounder.

Personal: Son of Othello Sr. and Jestina Hunter. Has two siblings, Pleasant and Nigerain.



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