Celtics Sign Second-Round Pick Hunter

Brandon Hunter was named to the Reebok Pro Summer League First Team.

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BOSTON, MA - The Boston Celtics announced today that the club has signed its 2003 second round draft pick Brandon Hunter (56th overall) to a contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Hunter, a 6-7 forward, played his college basketball at Ohio University where he led the nation in rebounding as a senior (12.6 rpg). Hunter was a three-time First Team All-Mid-American Conference selection and became the third player in MAC history to compile 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds. He finished his career at Ohio as the school's all-time leader in rebounds, as well as free throws made and attempted. He also ranked fourth on the university's all-time scoring list.

Earlier this month, Hunter competed for the Celtics in the 2003 Reebok Pro Summer League. He finished fifth in the league in scoring (16.3 ppg), while shooting 66.7 percent from the field, and finished third in rebounding (8.2 rpg). Hunter led the Celtics squad in rebounding and minutes played (32.8 mpg) and was second on the team in scoring.

He also recorded three consecutive double-doubles (7/17 vs. New York: 26 points, 12 rebounds; 7/18 vs. Philadelphia: 22 points, 10 rebounds; 7/19 vs. Atlanta: 16 points, 13 rebounds), and was named to the Reebok Pro Summer League First Team.