UTEP’s Vince Hunter is going pro


Vince Hunter is heading to the professional ranks.

The 6-foot-8 sophomore from UTEP will declare for the NBA Draft, according to a report from ESPN.com.

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As a freshman, Hunter was named the Conference USA freshman of the year, and this past season he was a first-team all-league player. He averaged 14.9 points and 9.2 boards.

Hunter is a tremendous athlete with long arms and a knack for finding his way to the glass, but where he struggles is offensively. He’s not a great shooter or scorer at this point in his development, and he’ll need to work on that if he’s going to be more than a guy that bounces between the D-League and the NBA.

Hunter is currently projected as a mid-to-late second round pick.