Interest rising in four-star forward Jerome Hunter


FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Last weekend, at the Spiece Run-N-Slam, Jerome Hunter showed that there is still some up-and-coming talent from non-affiliated travel teams as he stated his case as one of the top prospects in the 2018 class.

A 6-foot-7, 200-pound small forward out of Columbus, Ohio, Hunter has improved vastly over the past calendar year. The four-star prospect, ranked No. 80 in the 2018 Rivals150, is capable of playing various spots on either end of the floor and has seen his stock soar as a result.

“It is a lot of schools that I am talking to right now, schools that I can’t even name,” Hunter said. “Some of them have been getting involved more recently.”


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Hunter went on to speak about some of the schools in pursuit the most.

Ohio State: “They have been talking to me almost every day. They just want me to come there but they’re also recruiting a lot of other guys at my position. They want me play there, though.”

Xavier: “I am real close with coach (Travis) Steele. We talk almost every day about life, basically. Coach (Chris) Mack called me the other day, we talked for about a minute. I like their program and they have good facilities.

Michigan: “Me and coach Saddi Washington, we are real close, too. I talk to him pretty much every day about life. I like Michigan. They have good facilities and good academics.

Pittsburgh: “I have been there before. Coach Dan Cage and I talk a lot. Me and him have a real good relationship. We talk about pretty much anything, just random stuff. I like coach (Kevin) Stallings. I like the school.”


Hunter has not announced a timetable for his decision but look for the top local schools to continue to make him a priority. In the meantime, Hunter will finish out his summer with the Ohio NOVA-Tillman 17-under team.


The four-star forward has an impressive mix of ball skills and sneaky athleticism; his talent is off the charts. It is anyone’s guess where he might land, but the talk over the weekend centered around Michigan.