In a quick turnaround, it appears that Archie Miller and Indiana have selected Kenya Hunter as the replacement assistant coach for the men’s basketball team. Rumors have been circulating over the last day and per Jon Rothstein, these rumors appear true.
Kenya Hunter has been working for the past three years under University of Connecticut’s Bobby Hurley starting in April 2018. He has predominantly focused on the Northeast recruiting scene and has recruited well for the Huskies during his time there even recently securing the commitment of 4-star Maryland native Jordan Hawkins.
Prior to being an assistant for UConn, he was an assistant for five years at Nebraska so he is familiar to the Big Ten. He developed a Nebraska team that was formidable with a pair of All-Big Ten selections Shavon Shields and Terran Petteway.
Additionally, he has been on staff at Xavier, Georgetown, and Duquesne. While at Georgetown, he had a role in the development of Roy Hibbert, Greg Monroe, and Otto Porter while having three recruitment classes in the top-25 of the country.
He and Archie Miller have been on the same team as well as when Archie Miller was at North Carolina State University playing point guard, Kenya Hunter was the manager of basketball operations.
Archie Miller and Indiana should be pleased with the hire of Kenya Hunter to their staff. He should be an upgrade to Bruiser Flint and provide more experience to the team in development and to continue focusing on strong recruitment especially in the Northeast area of the country.
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