Panther of the Week: R.J. Hunter

On Saturday afternoon from the Sports Arena in a game against Louisiana-Lafayette, Hunter rewrote the Georgia State record books when he broke the all-time school scoring record of 1,515 points previously held by Rodney Hamilton. Hunter scored 13 points against the Ragin’ Cajuns that day in a 75-64 Panthers victory over the Cajuns.

Hunter played basketball for Pike High School; the school team finished second in the Indiana State Championships. He averaged over 20 points in his senior year at Pike and was named to the all-Marion County (Indiana) First Team.

In his freshman season, Hunter broke another record: he scored the most points as a freshman in school history when he put up 527 points. The previous record was held by Matthew O’Brien who had 515 as a freshman in 1989-1990.

Last season, Hunter scored a career-high 41 points against University of Texas-San Antonio on Dec. 22. Hunter led the 2013-14 Panthers to a 25-9 record and a regular season Sun Belt title.