Hunter with Montepaschi in November 2013.
|No. 21 – Real Madrid|
|Position||Power forward / Center|
May 28, 1986 |
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
|Nationality||American / Liberian|
|Listed height||6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)|
|Listed weight||235 lb (107 kg)|
|High school||Richard J. Reynolds
(Winston-Salem, North Carolina)
|NBA draft||2008 / Undrafted|
|2009||→ Anaheim Arsenal|
|2010–2011||Dinamo Basket Sassari|
|2012–2013||Blancos de Rueda Valladolid|
|Career highlights and awards|
Tegba Othello Hunter (born May 28, 1986) is an American-Liberian professional basketball who currently plays for Real Madrid of the Liga ACB. Standing at 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m), he plays at the power forward or center positions. He was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
High school and college
Hunter played high school basketball at Richard J. Reynolds High School in his hometown of Winston-Salem. After high school he attended Hillsborough Community College in Dale Mabry, Hillsborough County, FL for two years and became a part of the Ohio State University's 2006 "Thad Five" recruiting class. After playing two seasons at Ohio State University with the Buckeyes, during which he managed to post the seventh-best single-season field-goal percentage in school history, he entered the 2008 NBA Draft, in which he was not selected.
Hunter joined the Atlanta Hawks' summer league squad in the summer of 2008. In five summer league games, he posted 13.2 points per game, 2.0 assists per game, 1.2 steals per game, and led his team with 6.2 rebounds per game. On August 11, 2008, the Hawks announced that they had signed Hunter to a contract. Hunter was waived by the Hawks in January 2010.
In 2012, after playing three months with the Ukrainian SuperLeague squad Azovmash Mariupol, he signed with the Spanish ACB League team Blancos de Rueda Valladolid. On August 26, 2013, Hunter officially signed a one-year deal with the Italian League team Montepaschi Siena.
On July 8, 2014, he signed a contract with the Greek League team Olympiacos. In his first season with the team, in 2014–15, Olympiacos advanced to the 2015 Final Four of the EuroLeague, where they lost in the EuroLeague Finals game to the host team Real Madrid. Olympiacos finished the season winning the 2014-15 Greek League championship, Hunter's first major title in his career, as they swept their arch rivals Panathinaikos, in the finals series of the Greek League playoffs. He also won the 2016 Greek League championship with Olympiacos.
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field-goal percentage||3P%||3-point field-goal percentage||FT%||Free-throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||PIR||Performance Index Rating|
Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.
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- DraftExpress NBA Draft Profile
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- Career statistics and player information from Basketball-Reference.com
- Othello Hunter at acb.com (in Spanish)
- Othello Hunter at draftexpress.com
- Othello Hunter at espn.com
- Othello Hunter at eurobasket.com
- Othello Hunter at euroleague.net
- Othello Hunter at legabasket.it (in Italian)
- Othello Hunter at esake.gr (in Greek)
- Othello Hunter at nba.com