2018 wing Jerome Hunter is emerging as one of the elite prospects in the country . The 6’7 junior displayed a versatile skillset during the Spiece Run-N-Slam that put national media on notice of his talents.
Jerome’s performance this weekend at the Run-N-Slam rates as one of the best we’ve seen in 2017. His skillset and versatility from literally any spot on the court is among the tops in the country. Hunter is an elite shooter from beyond the arch, with range out to 26 feet, a quick release and great mechanics. He buried four triples or more in a single game on multiple occasions this weekend. In the post, Jerome showed great footwork with his back to the basket. He made effective use of his pivot foot to get defenders off their feet before converting at the rim with excellent touch around the basket. Hunter also has a plus handle, he showed the ability to change direction with the basketball and is comfortable against pressure defense. Perhaps the biggest revelation this weekend was his court vision, where he found teammates with several dimes in tight spaces for easy buckets. On top of his excellent skillset, Jerome is a very good athlete that displays quick-twitch verticality around the rim. He is fluid in his movements and has a wiry strong frame. While most national recruiting services have Jerome placed in the 80-120 range, he is no doubt a top 50 talent in the country. An athletic 6’7 wing with a great stroke, good back to the basket game, a plus handle, and nice vision, Jerome has the skill and versatility to the play the 2, 3, or 4 spots at the next level. See below for highlights.