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PF Othello Hunter (Mens Sana Siena- Italy)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Alumni' started by CrabMan, Sep 2, 2005.

  1. naptownbuck

    naptownbuck Da Truth :)

    Last night's Miami vs Atlanta contest was the last home game of the season for the Hawks. Coach Mike Woodson decided to give the rotation starters a bit of a rest. This meant that Othello Hunter would finally get some extended run. :)

    Hunter filled the stat sheet in twenty three minutes by finishing with 8 points, 6 rebounds, a steal, an assist, and a block each. I'm pretty sure he has already scored his first NBA points via mop up duty earlier in the season, but I think this outing might stick out more for him as his first meaningful game minutes wise.

    Miami Heat vs. Atlanta Hawks - Box Score - April 14, 2009 - ESPN

    (Othello Hunter defends Miami guard Chris Quinn)

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    In the next week, Othello Hunter, along with fellow Buckeyes Greg Oden and Daequan Cook will experience playoff basketball for the first time.
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  2. dragurd

    dragurd Junior

    More importantly he made 3rd on sportscenter top plays do to a nifty behind the back pass to him and he going up and over someone to lay it it. Probably could have been number 1 if he packed it home.

    Probably will get good minutes tomorrow as well since they are locked into their position and playing memphis.
  3. naptownbuck

    naptownbuck Da Truth :)

    Hawks' Smith off to hot start | ajc.com

    Monumental drubbing, yet Hunter is the only Hawk not to get in. Oh well, cool suit up though. Meanwhile, Wade, Cook and the Heat have some work to do. Seemed like Daequan's shot was short all game.
  4. PtownBuckeye

    PtownBuckeye You killed my father. Prepare to die.

    Othello has been getting some good minutes in this game. He just had a nice block...
    Love watching him play, hes improved his all around game, and also looks like he added some muscle.
    Just had a very nice putback as I'm typing this...
  5. naptownbuck

    naptownbuck Da Truth :)

    Oh yeah that was definitely a pleasant suprise. I mean I knew Al Horford was out, but I still didn't expect Othello to be activated. I guess I was just used to always seeing a well dressed Hunter on the bench. But they didn't just activate him, they gave him some good time in the blowout circumstances. And as you already noted, that was a great block on Darnell Jackson. I agree about his frame as well, one of the things Coach Mike Woodson always says about Othello is that he has deceptive strength. He's long, athletic, and can run the floor, but is stronger than you think. He sent Darnell Jackson crashing to the floor on that block.

    I like Tirico's remark in the 2nd quarter. He said something like, a year ago you're playing in the NIT Championship, now you've got Lebron one one on. :biggrin:

    Othello's best basketball is certainly still ahead of him. It's great to see the hard work pay off.
    Last edited: May 8, 2009
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  6. LitlBuck

    LitlBuck I Don't Want Any Trouble

    I love Othello and wished he played for Cleveland but when Lebron had him at the top of the key one-on-one last night I thought oh no please have mercy on Othello but Lebron was kind enough to rip a two-handed chest pass to AV.
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    brodybuck21 brady hoke? never heard of her Staff Member

  9. osuteke

    osuteke time and change

    One more excuse to not root for the Cawks, not that I felt it was necessary to begin with.
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    Buckskin86 Moderator

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  12. naptownbuck

    naptownbuck Da Truth :)

    Atlanta head coach Mike Woodson is pleased with Othello's improvement. Hunter is a lock for the veteran's camp this fall. And in my opinion will most likely be resigned.


    -Brief clips of Othello with the GS summer league team (Atlanta did not have one this season) & at the Hawks Mini-Camp.-

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfdf7cLN2mI"]YouTube - Othello Hunter: Hawks Mini-Camp/Vegas Summer League[/ame]
  13. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

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    72 reasons to be excited about the Atlanta Hawks: #55 Othello Hunter's quest to become an 8th?man - Peachtree Hoops

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