April 10, 2013
Contact: Scott Jamison
SF MEN’S BASKETBALL
Gainesville, FL – Bobby Hunter capped one of the top statistical seasons in Santa Fe College men’s basketball history this week by becoming the school’s first men’s basketball First Team All-American. He joins George Gilmore (1990 Second Team), Alfred Bell (1998 Third Team), James Anderson (1983 Honorable Mention), and Kevin Harden (2012 Honorable Mention) as previous SF Men’s Basketball All-Americans.
“We are thrilled for Bobby to be recognized as a 1st Team All-American,” said SF coach Chris Mowry. “He put together one of the best seasons in the history of Santa Fe men’s basketball. We are fortunate that he chose Santa Fe as the place to springboard him to NCAA I basketball, after being a 1st Team All-American last year at the NAIA level. It will be fun to follow his success over the next two years at Illinois State, where he has committed to play, and will sign April 17th.”
Hunter finished second in the nation in scoring, putting up 25.2 points per game in 32 games played. He played at an even higher level when facing the eventual National Champions College of Central Florida, scoring 37, 30 and 28 points in the team’s three meetings. See Hunter’s full stats here.
His 275 free throws made and 354 free throws attempted set a new FCSAA State of Florida record, crushing the former records of 230 made and 282 attempted set by two different players.
Hunter shot 47.3% from the field, 77.7% from the free throw line, and 37% from the three point line. He averaged 4.3 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game and had 76 steals.
Along with his All-American honors, Hunter was named the Mid-Florida Conference Player of the Year, 1st Team All-FCSAA and 1st Team All-MFC, making him one of the most highly decorated men’s basketball players in Santa Fe history.