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#45 Othello Hunter
Position: Forward
Height: 6'8"
Weight: 225
Year: Senior
Hometown: Winston-Salem, N.C.
High School: R.J. Reynolds
Other College: Hillsborough, C.C.
Othello Hunter Biography
Courtesy: OhioStateBuckeyes.com
Release: 06/29/2007
Hunter has a great touch around the basket ... runs the floor extremely well and has a knack for grabbing offensive rebounds ... 87 of 175 rebounds in 2006-07 came on the offensive end.

An Overview
Hunter’s Hillsborough Community College squad finished 24-6 in 2005-06 and 19-14 in 2004-05. The team lost in the 2006 Florida Community College Activities Association state tournament opening round to River Community College (75-68)
Hunter scored 22 points, grabbed 17 rebounds and blocked 6 shots in the loss
Hunter, an honorable mention NJCAA All-American in 2005-06, averaged 9 points and 6 rebounds a game for Hillsborough as a freshman
He improved those numbers to 16.8 points and 11.4 rebounds a game as a sophomore
He 10 or more rebounds in 15 games in 2005-06, including a season-high 20 boards vs. St. Petersburg College (1/21/06)
For his career at HCC, he has managed 10 or more rebounds 19 times and 10 or more points 32 times
Hunter recorded 18 career double-doubles at HCC, including 14 during his sophomore season
Full name is Tegba Othello Hunter
Coached by Derrick Worrels at Hillsborough C.C.
He is the son of Othello Sr. and Jestina Hunter. Has two siblings, Pleasant and Nigerain.

As a Junior
Had 4 rebounds in 16 minutes of action vs. Georgetown in national semifinal game (3/31/07)
Grabbed 7 rebounds, including 3 offensive boards, in 14 minutes vs. Xavier in the NCAA second round (3/17/07)
Had 8 points, made 4-5 FG and had 7 rebounds in combined 27 minutes vs. Tennessee and Memphis in South regional games
Had one of his best games as a Buckeye with 15 points on 5-of-6 shooting and 5 rebounds at Minnesota (2/18/07)
Reached double figures in rebounds for third time while recording his first career double-double at Ohio State with 17 points and 11 boards vs. Cleveland State (12/9/06) ... point total against the Vikings also was a career high
Grabbed a career-high 13 boards in his OSU debut vs. VMI (11/11/06)
87 offensive rebounds (175 total)
Made 15-consecutive foul shots before a miss vs. Purdue (2/10/07)
Averaged 5.7 points per game and was second on team with 4.5 rebounds a game
Shot 56 percent (89-159) from the field
Second on the roster with 41 blocks
Had 7 double-digit scoring games
Made 8 starts

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