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Clemson Basketball Recruiting

The son of two former Georgia Bulldogs commits to the Tigers

August 22, 2018

Four-star 2019 combo guard Chase Hunter of Westlake High, Ga., made a seemingly, shocking commitment to Clemson earlier today. Hunter made his only visit to the campus on Friday and surprisingly, announced on Tuesday that he would commit today despite having scheduled visits to Oklahoma on Oct. 24 and Georgia on Oct. 31.

The 6-foot-3 inch, 180-pound guard comes from a very athletic family. His parents are the late Brice Hunter, who died in 2004, and Brandi Hunter-Lewis both are former Georgia Bulldogs, Brice, a two-time, All-SEC wide receiver and Brandi, a basketball player. His brother Jaden is a freshman linebacker on the Georgia football team and younger brother Dillon is a top 2022 basketball prospect with an offer from Clemson. 

Hunter averaged 15.6 points, 2.3 assists, 4.1 rebounds and 1.8 steals per game this past season. He was also a fixture on the summer circuit. In 12 games, he averaged 14.5 points, shot 39 percent on three-pointers and had a high of 27 points on the U17 Atlanta XPress team. 

Clemson is getting an ultra-athletic player who shoots the ball well from behind the arc and finishes with either hand on drives to the rim. He can play either the point or shooting guard spot easily for the Tigers.

With senior Shelton Mitchell's eligibility over this season, Hunter will likely compete with Clyde Trapp for minutes at the point guard position in 2019.

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