- Name: Jerome Hunter
- Position: Forward
- Recruiting Class: 2018
- Age: 21 years old
- Birthday: December 22, 1999
- Hometown: Pickerington, Ohio
- High School: Pickerington North High School
- AAU Team: Ohio Nova
- Height: 6’7″ (201 cm)
- Weight: 214 lbs (100 kg)
- Jersey Number: #21
- Education: Sports Marketing and Communication
Jerome Hunter Seasons with the Hoosiers
19-16 (8-12 Big Ten)
🏅 NIT Quarterfinals
20-12 (9-11 Big Ten)
Jerome Hunter Recruiting Profile
- ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4-Star Forward
- Teams: Pickerington North (Pickerington, OH), Ohio Nova (Ohio)
- Composite Rating: 0.9799
- Composite Ranking: 59th Overall, 12th PF, 2nd in the State of Ohio
- Committed: July 17, 2017
Jerome Hunter High School Career
Jerome played for Pickerington North of Pickerington, OH. He gathered numerous awards throughout high school. He averaged 20.6 points per game a sjunior and was named to the first-team All-Metro by The Columbus Dispatch. He maintained his on-court productivity throughout his senior year while gathering 19 points, 10 rebounds per game and led his team to the Regional title game where he scored 27 points and 10 rebounds. His team finished the year with a 20-5 record.
Overall, Jerome finished his illustrious high school career with 1,314 career points, 729 rebounds and gathered first team All-State honors and was a finalist for the Ohio Mr. Basketball award.
He was a highly recruited player throughout many of the Big Ten teams and the Midwest overall. He received offers to play for in-state Dayton, Ohio State and Toledo. Big Ten offers were given from Illinois, Michigan, Penn State, Purdue, Rutgers as well. He ultimately chose to join the Hoosiers and signed his letter of intent with them on November 8, 2017. He was the highest rated recruit in the class of 2018 for the Hoosiers until the commitment of Romeo Langford closer to the start of the 2018-2019 season. The Hoosiers ended with a top-10 recruiting class this year per Scout, Rivals, and 247Sports.
Jerome Hunter Injury
In the first month of his freshman year at Indiana University, Jerome was taken out for the year after undergoing surgery to address a leg injury. Many details were not disclosed about the condition except he had a lower body condition that developed early int he semester thus requiring surgery at Cleveland Clinic.
Ultimately, he missed the entirety of the 2018-2019 season to recovery from his surgery and was given a medical red shirt for his freshman year. Archie Miller stated that the rehab process was not traditional for Jerome and overall kept many concrete details about his return under wraps until very close to the start of the 2019-2020 season.
He was not deemed fully ready to rejoin for full participation until September 24, 2019. He was excited to rejoin the season and stated he did everything he could to improve himself to be the best player he can be for the 2019-2020 season.