What had been a rough patch for Clemson basketball coach Brad Brownell took a positive turn Wednesday morning. Brownell had gone through a couple of weeks where his new AD had publicly put him on notice about making the NCAA Tournament, saw his starting backcourt enter the transfer portal, lose two assistant coaches to other jobs and had a highly regarded graduate transfer guard back out on his commitment.
But Wednesday morning 6-3 Dillon Hunter of Sunrise Christian Academy in Wichita, and the brother of current Clemson guard Chase Hunter, announced a commitment to the Tigers for the 2022 class. Hunter had been committed to Baylor but decommitted earlier this week. He gives Brownell four prospects for the incoming class.
Hunter, whose parents both were athletes at Georgia, also had offers from Georgia, Auburn, Florida State and Georgia Tech. He committed to Baylor in February of 2021 and signed a letter of intent with the Bears last November. But both sides mutually agreed to the separation according to Baylor website SicEm 365.
This season Hunter averaged four points per game and shot 21% from the field, 30% from three and 63% from the line.