Georgia State Basketball's R.J. Hunter Is Smart To Leave For the NBA Draft

By Eric Laboissonniere
R.J. Hunter Declare For the NBA Draft
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R.J Hunter will be remembered as a legend in the NCAA tournament for the Georgia State Panthers, but he is now taking his talents to the NBA, which is a great decision.

According to multiple reports, Hunter will forgo his senior season and declare for the NBA Draft. Hunter is projected to be a late-lottery or mid-to-late first-round pick, which is rather impressive. He was always going to be drafted by an NBA team even if he did not get the chance to show his magic during the NCAA tournament, because he has been sensational all season long for the Panthers.

Hunter stock will never be higher than it is right now, which is why the decision of leaving for the NBA is the right one. He is a fantastic shooter, and he has great size and athleticism. Many teams might pull the trigger on Hunter because of his offensive skills, and he can still improve his game drastically on offense.

He tends to settle for bad shots, but that was only because he was the go-to guy on his team. Hunter could provide a spark off the bench for a NBA playoff team with his shooting, and he knows how to create his own shot, which is a desired skill in the NBA.

Hunter will be leaving his coach and father Ron Hunter at Georgia State, but this is his time to to start his future. Hunter could be a terrific NBA player in the upcoming years, and his growth and progression will be fun to watch.

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