Queens native Kyle Hunt will work out for the Nets at PNY Center the week of September 9, according to SNY’s Josh Newman.
Newman said a source indicated that those workouts will include Hunt and other under-the-radar players who are looking to secure training camp invites.
To view Hunt in action, check out the video below:
Josh Newman, Field ReporterThe Nets may have their regular season roster all but set, but there is still the matter of the training camp roster. That process of filling that out is set to start in about 10 days, and now at least one player involved has come to light.
Hunt, a former star at Van Buren High School in Queens, wound up at Snead Community College in Alabama before playing one year at Middle Tennessee State, and another year at University of Sciences and Arts: an NAIA school in Oklahoma. In his year at University of Sciences and Arts, Hunt blew up, as he averaged 18.0 points and 10.6 rebounds per game on his way to being named to the NAIA All-American first team. Widely-viewed as a player with big upside, Hunt is expected to be chosen within the first two rounds of the D-League Draft in November if his time with the Nets doesn’t work out.
If he does get invited to camp by the Nets or another team, he would be placed on that team’s D-League affiliate if he is one of the last three players cut from the team.
Hunt has also been a staple on the New York City street ball scene the last two summers, and produced a good rookie professional season in between. Playing for Club Atletico Olimpia Montevideo in Uruguay’s top division last season, Hunt averaged 18.8 points, 9.6 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game in 17 games.