Othello Hunter

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Othello Hunter
Othello Hunter.JPG
Hunter with Montepaschi in November 2013.
No. 21 – Real Madrid
Position Power forward / Center
League Liga ACB
EuroLeague
Personal information
Born (1986-05-28) May 28, 1986 (age 31)
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Nationality American / Liberian
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school Richard J. Reynolds
(Winston-Salem, North Carolina)
College
NBA draft 2008 / Undrafted
Playing career 2008–present
Career history
20082010 Atlanta Hawks
2009 Anaheim Arsenal
2010 Ilysiakos
2010–2011 Dinamo Basket Sassari
2011–2012 Shandong Lions
2012 Azovmash Mariupol
2012–2013 Blancos de Rueda Valladolid
2013 Jiangsu Dragons
2013–2014 Montepaschi Siena
2014–2016 Olympiacos
2016–present Real Madrid
Career highlights and awards

Tegba Othello Hunter (born May 28, 1986) is an American-Liberian[1] 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[edit]

Hunter played high school basketball at Richard J. Reynolds High School in his hometown of Winston-Salem.[2] 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.

Professional career[edit]

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.[3] Hunter was waived by the Hawks in January 2010.[4]

In 2012, after playing three months with the Ukrainian SuperLeague squad Azovmash Mariupol,[5] he signed with the Spanish ACB League team Blancos de Rueda Valladolid.[6] On August 26, 2013, Hunter officially signed a one-year deal with the Italian League team Montepaschi Siena.[7][8]

On July 8, 2014, he signed a contract with the Greek League team Olympiacos.[9] 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.[10] 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.

On August 29, 2016, he signed a two-year deal with Real Madrid.[11][12]

Career statistics[edit]

Legend
  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
 Bold  Career high

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.

NBA[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2008–09 Atlanta 16 0 5.8 .550 .000 .000 1.5 .1 .1 .3 1.4
2009–10 Atlanta 7 0 4.7 .333 .000 .750 1.7 .0 .0 .1 1.6
Career 23 0 5.4 .469 .000 .333 1.6 .0 .1 .3 1.4

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2008–09 Atlanta 4 0 3.5 .667 .000 .000 1.5 .0 .3 .3 1.0
Career 4 0 3.5 .667 .000 .000 1.5 .0 .3 .3 1.0

EuroLeague[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2013–14 Montepaschi 10 8 20.8 .492 .250 .500 6.7 .5 .3 1.1 6.3 8.2
2014–15 Olympiacos 29 4 19.0 .615 .000 .625 4.8 .6 .4 .4 8.2 9.2
2015–16 22 5 21.1 .567 .000 .643 6.0 .5 .7 .3 9.4 10.8
2016–17 Real Madrid 35 0 16.4 .655 .000 .683 4.5 .6 .5 .3 7.6 9.9
Career 61 17 20.1 .577 .250 .630 5.6 .5 .5 .5 8.3 9.6

References[edit]

  1. ^ MensSanaBasket.it Othello Hunter.
  2. ^ DraftExpress NBA Draft Profile
  3. ^ Hawks Sign Hunter, Gardner, August 11, 2008
  4. ^ Hawks Waive Hunter.
  5. ^ Othello Hunter. asia-basket.com
  6. ^ Valladolid inks Othello Hunter. CB Valladolid
  7. ^ Caporaso, Armando. "Montepaschi lands Othello Hunter". basketball.eurobasket.com. Retrieved 19 August 2013. 
  8. ^ "MONTEPASCHI SIENA announces Rochestie, Hunter". Euroleague.net. Retrieved 26 August 2013. 
  9. ^ "Olympiacos announces Othello Hunter". Sportando.com. Retrieved 8 July 2014. 
  10. ^ "Real Madrid is Euroleague champion for record ninth time!". euroleague.net. Retrieved 16 June 2015. 
  11. ^ "Official announcement: Othello Hunter". realmadrid.com. 29 August 2016. Retrieved 29 August 2016. 
  12. ^ "This is how Othello Hunter plays". realmadrid.com. 29 August 2016. Retrieved 29 August 2016. 

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