ABOVE: Cameron Hunt, senior guard, fights through Oklahoma Wesleyan University taking the ball the net. Hunt has been awarded KCAC Player of the Year for this season. (Tessa Castor/Staff photographer)
By Drake Vittitow
Cameron Hunt, senior guard, is the KCAC Player of the Year for his outstanding work achieved on the basketball court. Hunt earned this award amongst other players who are arguably the best in the country, including last year’s winner, Jordan Murdock.
“It feels good to know that all my hard work is finally paying off,” Hunt said. “This is something I have been striving to achieve since I first came to Southwestern.”
Hunt achieved this honor by averaging a conference high of 31.7 points per game while shooting a conference best 52.7 percent from the field and 43.8 percent from three. Hunt also shot a conference best free throw percentage with 88.4 percent and averaged 6.9 assists per game which is a conference high. All percentages are career highs for Hunt as well.
“Cameron’s work ethic is unmatchable,” Tim Miser, assistant men’s basketball coach, said. “Rain, shine or snow, I know he will always be getting his work done in the gym.”
Hunt is also in the running for the NAIA Division 2 Player of the Year, an award that not only Hunt believes is achievable, but his teammates as well.
“Cameron is one of the best players that I have ever been able to share the floor with,” Brent Smith, senior center, said. “He is a walking example of what every player should strive to be.”
Drake Vittitow is sophomore a majoring in communication. You may email him at email@example.com.