We’ve been teased about it all day and now we have some confirmation: Matt Painter has added the third member of his 2018 recruiting class with 6’3” guard Eric Hunter from Indianapolis Tindley high school.
Hunter was a state champion last season at the 2A level here in Indiana and has them favored to repeat this season. He is a 4-star recruit according to Rivals (and 126th nationally), a 4-star recruit according to ESPN, and a 4-star (and 136th nationally) according to 247 and Scout. Hunter has long been a Purdue target as a scoring 2-guard and he can play the point as well in a pinch. He was originally supposed to visit Minnesota, but cancelled his visit before his announcement tonight.
Here are some highlights:
Finally, a look at our scholarship grid:
Purdue Basketball Scholarship Grid
|Jacquil Taylor||RS Junior||RS Senior|
|Matt Haarms||RS Freshman||RS Soph.||RS Junior||RS Senior|
This is a good pickup because Hunter has long been a priority for Painter in this class. We still have a couple of spots open, and Painter would like to add a true point guard. With two spots he can get one, too.