Russ Hunt

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Russ Hunt
Personal information
Born c. 1951
Milford, Connecticut
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Career information
College Furman (1970–1973)
NBA draft 1973 / Round: 10 / Pick: 161st overall
Selected by the Chicago Bulls
Position Center
Career highlights and awards
  • SoCon Player of the Year (1972)
  • 2× First Team All-SoCon (1971, 1972)
  • 5× SoCon Player of the Week
  • Furman Hall of Fame (inducted in 1999)

Russell W. "Russ" Hunt, Jr. (born c. 1951) is an American former basketball player. He is known for his collegiate career at Furman University between 1970–71 and 1972–73. During Hunt's sophomore and junior seasons he was a First Team All-Southern Conference (SoCon) selection[1] while the latter season saw him be named the Southern Conference Player of the Year.[2] That year, he led the SoCon in scoring at 22.5 points per game as well as field goal percentage with 52.6%.[2][3] Hunt was also named to the 1972 All-SoCon Tournament Team. For his career, Hunt scored 1,248 points.[3] He led the Paladins to two NCAA Tournaments (1971, 1973) and also garnered five SoCon Player of the Week awards during his three seasons.[3]

The Chicago Bulls selected him in the 1973 NBA Draft (10th round, 161st overall) but he never ended up playing professionally.[4]


  1. ^ "Southern Conference". College Hoopedia. 2012. Retrieved June 2, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Men's Basketball Media Guide" (PDF). Honors and Awards. Furman University. 2012. Retrieved June 2, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Russell W. Hunt, Jr. '73". Hall of Fame Inductees. Furman University. Retrieved June 2, 2013. 
  4. ^ "1973 NBA Draft". Sports Reference LLC. 2013. Retrieved June 2, 2013.