Tiger Basketball School at East Central University
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Lucas Hunter joins the East Central University men’s basketball staff for the 2017-2018 season. He heads to ECU after having been a part of the men’s basketball program at Southern Illinois University, a member of the Missouri Valley Conference and an NCAA Division I institution.
In his two years as lead manager for Coach Barry Hinson, the Salukis had great success. In his first season, the team finished 22-10 and in fourth place in the final MVC standings. In year two, Coach Hunter helped the Salukis to a third-place finish in the Missouri Valley Conference. Prior to his work at SIU, Hunter also served as a student manager under head coach Anthony Grant at the University of Alabama of the Southeastern Conference.
Coach Hunter’s duties with SIU included on floor skill development of guards and forwards, assisting with scouting reports, evaluating recruiting prospects, helping with on campus visits, working on film breakdown, and coordinating team travel and meals.
Head Coach Barry Hinson stated, “East Central and Coach Havens hit a home run in hiring Lucas Hunter. I have been in this business along time and Lucas is one of the most tireless workers I have had the pleasure of being associated with. Lucas was invaluable as a part of our basketball family. He has a very bright future as a collegiate coach.”
Hunter is a native of Carterville, Illinois and graduated from Southern Illinois University with a degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Hunter will get his graduate degree in education with a concentration in sports administration from ECU.