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Grace Hunter
Player Profile:
Grace Hunter 2276641
Position: Guard
Height: 5'9"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Raleigh, N.C.
High School: Athens Drive
Experience: 1 Letter
2015-16: Garnered 17 starts among the 31 games in which she played … Earned All-Conference USA Freshman Team plaudits … Voted the Conference USA Freshman of the Week a school-record five times … Led the league with her five weekly accolades against C-USA competition … Shared the overall most weekly honors of any conference player throughout the entire season with Middle Tennessee’s Alex Johnson … Was among the opening five for the last 17 contests of the campaign, starting with first road Conference USA matchup at Middle Tennessee (Jan. 14) … Played a career-high 48 minutes at UTEP (Feb. 27) in road finale … Did not step off the floor in a 40-minute outing at Old Dominion (Feb. 6) … Played at least 30 minutes 14 times, including the last seven games … Received her first Conference USA Freshman of the Week nod Jan. 11 when she shared it with Johnson after averaging a posting a double-double in the wins against Southern Miss (Jan. 7) on Education Day and against Louisiana Tech (Jan. 9) to average 11.0 points and 12.0 rebounds … Collected her first sole honor Feb. 1 after averaging 22.5 points and 12.0 rebounds, including one double-double, against FIU (Jan. 28) and Florida Atlantic (Jan. 30) … Posted her third accolade and first back-to-back recognition following a 27-point, 10-rebound effort at Old Dominion in the lone game of the week … Her fourth award came Feb. 29 after averaging 21.5 points and 9.5 rebounds during the final road trip of the regular season at UTSA (Feb. 25) and at UTEP … Cemented the program-record fifth, and second of consecutive weeks, during the final stretch of the regular season with averages 14.5 points and 7.5 rebounds against Rice (March 3) and North Texas (March 5) … Finished with seven double-doubles, all against Conference USA foes … Carded the double-doubles against Southern Miss, against Louisiana Tech, at Middle Tennessee (Jan. 14), against Florida Atlantic, at Old Dominion, at UTSA (Feb. 25) and versus Old Dominion (March 10) in the Conference USA Championships Quarterfinals … Netted a career-high 32 points on 13-of-15 (86.7 percent) field goals, including 2-of-3 triples, and 4-of-5 free throws at UTEP … Tied for the most points by a player under head coach Cara Consuegra with the 32 in the road regular-season finale … Became only the second freshman in school history, joining Paula Bennett in 1978-79, to score at least 20 points in three or more consecutive games … The feat has been completed 30 times in program history by 14 different players … Joined Jennifer Hailey in 2012-13 as the only players to accomplish it under Consuegra … Posted 27 points to go along with 10 rebounds in a double-double at Old Dominion … Recorded 23 points to begin the stretch of three-straight 20-plus scoring games against FIU … Completed the span with a 22-point showing with a career-high 15 rebounds, including 12 defensive, against Florida Atlantic … Reached double-figure scoring in six-straight outings, from against (--/RV) WKU (Feb. 20) as part of the annual Play4Kay contest through the league tournament matchup versus Old Dominion (March 10) … Had two other four-game stretches with double-digit scoring … Her 15 caroms against Florida Atlantic are the most since Amanda Dowe’s 15 against Appalachian State in the 2013 WNIT First Round … Grabbed 14 boards at Georgia State (Nov. 29) in the GSU Thanksgiving Classic, against Louisiana Tech and versus Old Dominion … Buried a career-best two 3-pointers at UTEP and against Wake Forest (March 17) in the WNIT First Round … Dropped in 8-of-12 at the foul line at Old Dominion … Connected on all four of her charity tosses at Middle Tennessee … Handed out a career-high four assists versus Old Dominion … Tallied a career-best three blocked shots versus Mercer (Nov. 28) in the GSU Thanksgiving Classic and against Florida Atlantic … Created three steals against Southern Miss, at Old Dominion and against Wake Forest.

High School: Earned a scouts grade of 90 by ESPN as a three-star product … Listed as the No. 16 wing player nationally by ESPN … Nominated for the McDonald’s All-American Game … Listed at No. 89 nationally on the Carolina’s Scouting Report Top 100 prospects chart … Started for the East squad at the 2015 NCCA East-West All-Star Game, netting six points and grabbing seven rebounds with two assists, two blocks and an assist in 22 minutes … Mentioned among the Top 200 national players by the All-Star Girls Report with a 92 scouts rating … Named to the 2015 All-North Carolina Basketball Coaches Association First Team … Earned Associated Press all-state honors as a senior … Tabbed the 2015 District 5 Player of the Year by the NCBCA … Selected to the all-district and all-conference first team … Voted the 2015 Southwest Wake Athletic Conference Player of the Year … Netted 50 points in her final high school game against Southeast Raleigh HS in March 2015 in the 4A Eastern Regional semifinals … Averaged 30.8 points and 7.9 rebounds per game as a senior … Raised her scoring average to 41.5 ppg during the four state tournament games in which she played tallying 29, 43 and 44 points in addition to the career-high 50 … Finished as her high school’s all-time leading scorer and the fourth Wake County public school player to reach the 2,000-point plateau … Paced the North Carolina scorers with 14 points at the Carolinas Classic all-star game against the South Carolina squad in April 2015 … Led her high school to the Southwest Wake Athletic Conference crown as a senior and its first regional appearance since 2010 … Recipient of the WRAL Extra Effort Award in February 2015 … Set the HighSchoolOT.com Holiday Invitational scoring record with 97 points in three games … Chosen as an All-District 4 First Team pick by the North Carolina Basketball Coaches Association in 2014 … Tabbed to the all-conference squad as a junior … Garnered 2013 NCPreps.com 4A all-state accolades … Named all-district first team as a freshman and sophomore … Finished her junior season averaging 26 points, 8.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and with a 58 field-goal percentage … Scored a career-high 37 points against Northern HS in December 2013 … Tallied 32 points in a January 2013 win over Panther Creek HS … Registered a double-double of 28 points and 10 rebounds plus five steals in the conference title game against Cary HS in February 2014 … Netted 32 points a week later in the opening round of the state playoffs against Broughton HS … Chipped in 35 points, including 24 in the second half, of a November 2013 triumph over Lee County HS … Transferred from Upper Room Academy after her freshman season … Played with the Carolina Flames, formerly the Garner Flames, AAU program … Selected to the 2014 Full Court Nike Nationals All-Tournament Team.

Personal: Born Feb. 21, 1997 … Daughter of Harry and Francestan Hunter … Majoring in pre-child and family development.
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