NC State picked up its second graduate transfer addition at the guard spot on Saturday afternoon when Sam Hunt committed to the Wolfpack. Hunt played last season at NC A&T and had been committed to Pacific before reconsidering and visiting Raleigh this week.
With State’s roster situation still in flux, it’s not entirely clear how Hunt is going to fit into the rotation next season, but depending on how things break with a couple of guys on the team, he could become pretty essential.
Hunt was a high workload player for the Aggies but most likely will not need to fill a similar role for NC State, which should help his efficiency. He’s a decent three-point shooter and he’s made over 91% of his free throw attempts in three seasons.
He has the potential to be a good spot-contributor, he’s just not a guy likely to carry the offense. (Nor will he be asked to do so.) He’ll be an experienced depth player at the two-guard spot for Kevin Keatts; we know Keatts wants his team to shoot threes, and Hunt adds another perimeter threat, even if his history as a shooter isn’t exceptional.