Chase Hunter chooses Clemson
2019 Atlanta (GA) Westlake guard Chase Hunter announced his commitment to Clemson on Wednesday afternoon, right on the heels of his official visit to campus over the weekend.
“I had a great visit at Clemson,” Hunter told HoopSeen.com prior to his commitment. “They check all the boxes for me as far as athletics and academics, and I feel it’s the best fit for me.”
Hunter, a talented three-level scorer, shined this summer with the Atlanta Xpress. The 6-foot-2 scorer vaulted his way into the conversation as definitive top 100 prospect, as he showed at Bob Gibbons and the Best of the South.
Clemson was one of the first high-major schools to pursue the four-star guard. During his visit, Hunter utilized his time to get more accustomed to each and every person on campus.
“It was great to sit down and talk with all the coaches and get to meet the whole staff. It was a family atmosphere, and I felt very comfortable walking around campus. Clemson was one of the early schools that believed in my game before I blew up this summer.”
Clemson head coach Brad Brownell has big plans for Hunter. He believes the Atlanta native could be a high-level player in the ACC.
“Coach Brownell envisions me coming right in and fitting in to their style of play. A lot of screen and roll stuff and they get out on the break. I feel like that is best for me to show my athleticism and make plays,” he explained.
Hunter chose the Tigers over scholarship offers from Georgia, Michigan State, Oklahoma, and Virginia.
He is the first pledge in Clemson’s 2019 recruiting cycle.