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November 15, 2012

Boyd County’s Hunt going Division-II

Senior basketball player signs with Lincoln Memorial

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CANNONSBURG —

Hunt has expanded his repertoire on the court.
“I’ve always been known to be able to take it to the basket, but I’ve worked on my outside game,” Hunt said. “It’s like what Michael Jordan says, that the defense is always wrong. I want to be like that. Whatever you think I’m going to do, you’re wrong.”
Improved defensive skills, Hunt said, also helped him to earn a full scholarship from Lincoln Memorial.
Some may question why Hunt made his college decision before playing his senior season at Boyd County. For him, the answer is easy.
“It’s one of those things I wanted to get out of the way,” Hunt said. “My focus is on winning a 16th Region championship.”
Boyd County coach Randy Anderson can’t wait to see how Hunt pans out for the Lions.
“He’s hungry,” Anderson said. “Any time you take a competitor and take him away from his prey, he’s itching.”
The coach was also elated to see Hunt’s dreams of playing college basketball come to fruition.
“He has a vision, he has a dream,” Anderson said. “He’s not afraid to be coached, not afraid to work.”
As for Hunt’s feelings about Anderson: “Words can’t describe how good he’s been. I haven’t played one official minute for him and I can already say he’s the best coach I’ve ever played for.”
That first official minute will happen on Tuesday, Nov. 27. The opponent? Russell, Hunt’s former school. On the road.
“It’ll be a good show,” Hunt said.
AARON SNYDER can be reached at asnyder@dailyindependent.
com or (606) 326-2664.

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