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Hunter named C-USA All-Tournament Team

Senior grabs honor after lead team in tourney

March 15, 2014 · @MTAthletics

EL PASO, Texas - Senior Neiko Hunter of the Middle Tennessee men's basketball team (24-9, 13-3 C-USA) was named to the Conference USA Championship All-Tournament Team as announced by league office Saturday afternoon.

Hunter led the Blue Raiders in tournament play, averaging 17.5 points per game to go along with 6.5 rebound a contest in two games. He shot 51.9-percent from the floor and recorded three blocks, while going 5-for-5 from the line at the C-USA Championship.

The senior led Middle Tennessee in its 62-48 quarterfinal win over Old Dominion Thursday, putting up 16 points. He went 7-for-12 from the floor against the Monarchs, while swatting two blocks.

In MT's semifinal game against Tulsa Friday, Hunter recorded his first career double-double. He tallied a team-high 19 points, while pulling down a career-best 10 rebounds. Against the Golden Hurricane, Hunter went 7-for-15 from the floor and was a perfect 4-for-4 from the charity stripe.

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