4-star small forward Jerome Hunter commits to Indiana

DAYTON, OH - MARCH 01: Dayton Flyers head coach Archie Miller reacts during the game against the VCU Rams and the Dayton Flyers on March 1st 2017, at The University of Dayton Arena in Dayton, OH. Dayton defeated VCU 79-72 and won the Atlantic 10 conference. (Photo by Ian Johnson/Icon Sportswire)
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Four-star small forward Jerome Hunter has finally made a decision regarding his future as a collegiate basketball player. According to an official statement released on Monday afternoon, Hunter has announced his commitment to the Indiana Hoosiers.

A native of Pickerington Ohio, the heralded 2018 recruit currently attends Pickerington North High School.

“I truly appreciate all the schools that have recruited me, the relationships with coaching staffs and everyone who have supported me to this point. After long consideration and talks with my family I’ve decided to commit to Indiana University.”

Standing at 6-foot-7 while weighing just under 200 pounds, the up-and-coming swingman is now ranked as the No. 2 overall player in the state of Ohio for the 2018 cycle. In addition, 247Sports has him slated as the No. 60 overall player in the country while ranked as the No. 15 small forward in the nation as well.

On the other hand, 247Sports’ “Crystal Ball” prediction initially had Hunter heading to the Ohio State Buckeyes over the rival Michigan Wolverines by way of a 75 percent to 25 percent split. However, while now heading to another Big Ten powerhouse in Indiana, the young small forward also garnered offers from the Butler Bulldogs, Dayton Flyers, Illinois Fighting Illini, Penn State Nittany Lions, North Carolina State Wolf Pack and several other high-profiled schools from around the country.

With Hunter on the way in come 2018-19, he will be joined by a new leader in former Dayton head coach Archie Miller, who will serve his first season as the Hoosiers head basketball coach in 2017-18.

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