Sam Hunt formally signs with NC State

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NC State men's basketball head coach Kevin Keatts announced the signing of guard Sam Hunt to a financial aid agreement Monday.

Hunt graduated from North Carolina A&T with a degree in business economics in May and will join the Wolfpack this summer. Hunt has one year of eligibility remaining.

“Sam is a great young man and will bring much needed depth to our backcourt,” Keatts said. “I want guys who are excited about being a part of our program and Sam really wants to be here.

“Sam is a combo guard that can space the floor with his ability to shoot the basketball. He is a good fit for the system and will bring a wealth of experience to our roster.”

Hunt led North Carolina A&T in scoring in both years with the program. He averaged 15.4 points per game as a redshirt sophomore in 2015-16, and 12.7 points per game last season. The lefty three-point shooter, Hunt hit 138 three-pointers in his two years with the Aggies, including 74 last season when he shot 35.4 percent from long distance.

A strong free throw shooter, Hunt shot over 90 percent from the foul line in both years with the Aggies. He connected on 74-of-79 attempts last season, shooting 93.7 percent from the line, and leaves A&T having hit 183-of-200 (91.5 percent) of his free throw attempts.

Hunt began his collegiate career at Jacksonville University, averaging 4.1 points in his freshman campaign with the Dolphins in the 2013-14 season before electing to transfer to A&T following a coaching change.

The Greensboro, N.C., native graduated from Dudley High School where he averaged 20 points per game as a senior on his way to being named All-Metro 4A Player of the Year. He graduated in the top-15 of his class and earned the East vs. West Academic award.

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