Has the ability to be a defensive weapon immediately as a rookie. Hunter possesses quick feet and uses his build and length to keep up with smaller and bigger opponents. Very strong in the low post. Doesn't give up much ground. Does a good job of defending smaller guards for the most part.
IMPROVING OFFENSIVE THREAT
From his Freshman year to his Sophomore year, showed remarkable improvements in the ability to create his own shot. Passing ability and decision making has improved drastically but still needs work. Very underrated driver when he has daylight. Has developed a respectable pull-up game off the dribble.
Shows an awareness on both sides of the ball to make the right play. Excels defensively at anticipating what the offense wants to do. Makes a lot of highlight plays just off of reads. Good on rotations does a good job of limiting mistakes. Will make plenty of coaches happy with his ability to defend P&R's.
His passing has improved throughout his years at Virginia, but he's prone to become a ball stopper at times. Will need to "speed-up" at the next level. Not a highlight maker on the defensive side of the ball. He is boring but good. Didn't rack up a lot of statistical numbers on the defensive side of the ball.
While Hunter possesses freakish length and underrated athleticism, he struggles to finish around the rim against bigger defenders. With how his playing style projects to transition to the next level he's going to need to be able to finish against bigs. Would like to see him have more nastiness when going downhill.
Produced consistent numbers for Virginia, but his offensive weaponry wasn't always there. Can be a bit of a streaky spot-up shooter from outside. Doesn't possess an explosive first step. Like most wings entering the NBA, ball-handling needs work. Can telegraph where he wants to go.