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Clemson Basketball

Hunter makes decision on future before NBA Draft deadline

April 17, 2024

Clemson point guard Chase Hunter entered his name into the NBA Draft ahead of the April 27 NBA Early Entry Eligibility Deadline via a tweet on Wednesday. According to his released statement, he will participate in the draft process while leaving the door open for a possible return to college basketball. 

Hunter said the following on X: 

First and foremost I want to start by saying thank you to God for allowing me to be in the position I am today. I also want to thank my family for being by my side through everything.

I would like to give a special thank you to Clemson University and everything that has been done for me through the years. I am very grateful for my time here and it has been the best five years of my life. Thank you to my coaches, teammates, and fans for staying with me through this long journey!

I've taken some time to reflect on my career and I have decided to enter my name into the NBA Draft while maintaining my eligibility.

The former Westlake High (GA) standout averaged 12.9 points and a team-leading 3.2 assists last season for the Tigers. The 6'4 athletic combo guard elevated his game on the 2024 NCAA Tournament stage by averaging 17.8 points, 5.8 assists, and 4.3 rebounds in four games.

He was outstanding on both ends of the floor and earned a spot on the All-West Region team. 

Hunter has until 11:59 p.m. on May 29 to officially declare for the draft or maintain college eligibility by accepting a sixth year, available due to COVID-19.

The NBA Draft will be held on June 26-27. 

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