6’5 ’17 Kaleb Hunter’s stock and recruitment seem to be on the same course. Both going up! This past summer, Kaleb played on the Team United 16U team coached by Tony Edwards. Next summer, Team United will be back on the EYBL. In addition, he will be playing for Neuse Christian Academy.

Kaleb’s game somewhat mirrors that of 6’6 ’16 Jalen Johnson of Wesleyan Christian Academy. Last year, Jalen Johnson was getting mid major looks and offers, but after a strong outing with Team Wall, his stock exploded nationally with many high major offers. In our opinion, we expect the same from Kaleb. At the Charlotte Elite camp, Kaleb was simply outstanding. His play immediately got his a scholarship offer from Head Coach Mark Price. From our report, we wrote, “Kaleb has been on the Phenom Hoop Report radar for quite some time. The southpaw has a smooth shooting touch from the perimeter and is a consistent three-point shooter. Kaleb is blessed with excellent athletic ability combined with an ever-improving skill set. Known for his transition play, he flourishes in the open court where he can use his speed and bounce with eye appealing highlight dunks. However, it is ability to score from various levels on the court that will translate well to the next level.”

During our NC Top 80 preview back in March, we tagged Kaleb with the term the “human highlight.” “The lefty is a high riser in the half court and transition. He has want, possibly a need, to dunk on people and attempts it every chance he gets. Make sure the mix tapes are rolling when he is on the court.”

Currently, Kaleb has offers from UNC-Greensboro, Charlotte, East Carolina, and Old Dominion. The rising junior is just now scratching the surface on his long range potential. What makes Kaleb so attractive is his ability to play multiple positions. He can play the PG position and has the length to guard from the 1-4. He is left hand dominant and will need to utilize his weak hand at the next level.

Off the court, we are impressed with the humbleness and maturity of Kaleb. He is quiet and soft spoken and leads by example. On the court, he has excellent body language and demonstrates a team first approach. He is very unselfish and rarely hunts his own shot. What’s impressive about Kaleb is his ability to score within the framework of the game. That being said, we personally think Kaleb could be more “selfish” at times since he has the athleticism and skill set to take over the game at any one time.

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