Luke Hunger, a 6′ 10″ forward out of Northfield Mount Hermon, (MA) has seen his recruitment rise dramatically this summer. Starting with an offer from Miami in early May, the rising senior now has 22 offers and counting to his name. Hunger is a very versatile player with the ability to stretch the floor with his 3 point shooting. He also possesses a tremendous basketball IQ and is a terrific passer for his size. In addition to the University of Miami, Hunger has offers from the likes of Ole Miss, Boston College, UC Santa Barbara, Yale, East Carolina, Richmond, Loyola Chicago, San Fransisco, Iona, and many others.
Hunger broke down his recruitment and more with Hoop Scoop Media:
What schools are showing interest but haven’t offered yet?
“Various schools from the SEC, Big 10, ACC, Pac 12, and a couple of other conferences.”
What visits do you have planned in the future and what schools have you already visited?
“I took an official visit to Richmond in June and plan on taking more official visits in the fall.”
When do you plan on cutting your list and committing?
“I don’t really have a timetable in terms of cutting my list or a commitment, but I’m going to decide when I feel like the situation is right for me.”
How would you describe your style of play to someone that hasn’t seen you play before?
“I would describe my style of play as a stretch big who can also drive the ball and battle inside. I like to play fast and run the floor on every play.”
What do you consider your strengths as a player and what skills do you need to improve on?
“My strength on the court is my versatility as well as my motor. I need to improve my ball-handling in order to be a more complete player.”
How did it feel to get your first offer from such a prestigious program like Miami?
“It felt amazing getting my first offer from them. I was really working hard throughout the school year in order to be prepared for the AAU season and it was great to see it pay off.”
What are some of the biggest things you look for in a school?
“I look for a school that really fits my style of play. Meaning that they use their bigs in many different ways and allow them to play freely. I want an opportunity to make an impact as a freshman, I know that nothing is promised but I want to have an opportunity to earn a spot in the rotation.”