Posted On: 12/17/16 8:00 PM
WICHITA, Kan — There aren’t many people who are looking to breakout this season like 2018 Blue Valley North point guard Keilon Hunter.
After missing all of the summer with an injury Hunter is looking to bounce back in a major way.
Hunter is the true definition of a floor general. He can do a little bit of everything with the basketball and can get his teammate’s open looks. At 5-10, he can knock down shots, guard the perimeter well, and will do anything to help his team win.
Hunter would have played with KC Run GMC had it not been for an injury that held him out this summer, but he says he still was able to work on his game.
“I focused on just getting in the gym and getting up game like shots and just trying to get my timing and rhythm back for this winter,” he said. “I think KC Run GMC developed me not only as a player but also as a young man. They do a great job of making sure we do everything right on and off the court.”
Hunter told us that this season at Blue Valley North, expectations are very high, and there is one team, in particular, he is looking to play against this season.
“I have really high expectations for our team at North this year,” Hunter said. “I feel like we can be really good and we are pretty deep and that’s important to be a good team come springtime. “There will be rough parts throughout our season without a doubt but we will be looking to play our best when February and March roll around.
“We always look forward to playing Blue Valley Northwest,” he said. “They are our rival and it’s always a good game between us two. I have major respect for the Pleasant brothers, Darien Jackson, and Jamichael Morgan. They bring out the best in me and my teammates and that’s what our team loves as competitors.”
When asked about who he tries to implement his game after, Hunter chose another point guard who is smaller but has a major love for the game.
“I loved watching Tyler Ulis in college the past few years at Kentucky, and now in Phoenix not only because he’s small but also because his game kind of reminds me of mine,” he said. “He’s fearless and loves to get his teammates involved and that’s what I love about him.”
Hunter said he is currently not on any college teams radar for basketball, but he hopes to turn some heads this winter. He is a standout on the football field and has received interest from Northwest Missouri State, University of Central Missouri, Missouri Western, and Pittsburg State. He has visited the campuses of Northwest Missouri State, University of Central Missouri, and Missouri Western.