Jerome Hunter is an elite student-athlete currently attending Pickerington North High School in metropolitan Columbus. Jerome is one of the most sought after high school prospects in the country, currently ranked a 4star and #25 small forward in the class of 2018 per ESPN. The 6’7 combo-forward broke out on the national scene this summer playing for the OH Nova club on the AAU circuit. Jerome has become a hot commodity on the recruiting scene recently, as he has displayed the ability to play on the perimeter by knocking down perimeter jumpshots and handling the ball in transition, while having the size and athletic ability to finish at the rim, rebound, and defend the paint.
I. AAU & SELF ANALYSIS
EM: Congrats on the great Spring/Summer, you turned some heads with your ability. Can you tell us how things went for OH Nova as a team and for you individually?
JH: As a team, we all grew. Individually, I think everything went great for me.
OH-Nova forward Jerome Hunter played well today. Good size, length, motor and athleticism. Versatile 2018 holds Xavier and Dayton offers.
— Josh Gershon (@JoshGershon) July 21, 2016
EM: Can you describe your game for those that are not familiar?
JH: I can play inside-out, and I can shoot the ball real good. I can also post up when my shot is not falling.
EM: How often do you work on your game?
JH: I go every morning 6-8am and sometimes after I go to my school with my high school coach and workout there too.
Jerome Hunter is due for his first offer after his performance this weekend. 34 points and 7 rebounds against a very good King James team…
— Zach Fleer (@ZachFleer270) May 1, 2016
II. ACADEMICS AND OFF-COURT INTERESTS
EM: Can we talk a bit about your interests as a student, what is your favorite subject?
JH: I don’t really have a favorite subject in particular, I take all my subjects seriously.
EM: What do you plan to major in when attending college?
JH: Really not sure at this point.
EM: What are your interests off the court?
JH: Video games and hanging with friends and family.
First time seeing 2018 forward Jerome Hunter from Ohio…wow! 6-7 with athleticism and inside/outside skills.
— Trevor Andershock (@INBBallSource) May 1, 2016
EM: Shifting a bit to recruiting, can you tell us which schools have offered?
JH: Toledo, Xavier, Penn State, Wright State, Dayton, and Stonybrook.
EM: Which schools would you say are recruiting you the hardest?
JH: Penn State, Michigan, West Virginia, Michigan State, Butler
EM: Michigan seems to be a school that is prioritizing you, and has a system that really fits your game. Can you tell us about your relationship with UM/Coach Beilein?
JH: I don’t really know Coach Beilein all that well at this point, but we recently talked on the phone for the first time.
EM: Any visits or team camps lined up in the near future?
JH: No, not yet.
EM: What factors are important to you and your family when making your college decision?
JH: What the school is like, the way they play, and the academics.
OH-NOVA Tillman gets 1st win at Run & Slam. Lead by Jerome Hunter with 21pts
— Ohio Hoopsters (@hoopstersohio) April 30, 2016
IV. PERSONAL GOALS & ADVICE
EM: Any personal goals on or off the court?
JH: Don’t really have any goals in particular, just be the best I can be.
EM: Last, if you could give the youth some advice on how to succeed either on or off the court, what would you say?
JH: Just be consistent on and off the court.
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