De’Andre Hunter is an American professional basketball player born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. He is currently playing at a Small forward position for Atlanta Hawks of NBA.
He is a versatile defender and plays with impact on both ends of the floor. Hunter was entitled with the annual award of ACC Defensive Player and All-ACC First Team performer in 2018-19.
De’Andre’s father, Aaron Hunter Sr., died when De’Andre was 7-year-old. His older brother, Aaron Jr. stepped-in to take the responsibility as pseudo-father supporting his mother, Priscilla. Priscilla brought-up two daughters and a son along-with hunter who is the youngest-one alone.
“My mom is the rock of the family. She does everything for every single one of us. No matter where she is or what she’s doing, she’s willing to help us in any kind of way.”
Hunter is a very shy person and he is single right-now focusing on his career.
He finished high school as 14th best small forward as a junior. Hunter joined Friends’ Central School and has been graduated from The University of Virginia.
He played high school basketball, but he suffered from a broken leg in summer after his freshman year which caused him to miss the whole season, but this incident didn’t stop him down and he made a come-back with even more energy and he was named Pennsylvania Class AA player of the year.
Hunter played for Virginia Cavaliers for college in 2019. They were also the winners of the National Championship that year. He was No. 4 overall pick in NBA draft 2019, selected by Los Angeles Lakers but was traded to Atlanta Hawks later.
He is the first Virginia player to be drafted in the first round of NBA 2019. He was also entitled with the sixth man of the year ACC award. Recently, he scored 27 points and 9 rebounds in finals playing against Texas Tech and made his team win the NCAA tournament 2019.
Hunter has scored 28 points for Atlanta Hawks which is his career highest against loss to the Heat, with 4 rebounds, 3 assists, and 1 block.
Hunter is the 5th best-paid player of Atlanta Hawks in 2019-20 and is rumored to be 2nd highest-paid player for Atlanta Hawks in 2020.
Hunter is in first-round picks and has guaranteed a contract of first two years from NBA for $14.5 million and the team has optional years 3 and 4 for $32.1 million. The teams can pay as-minimum-as 80 % and 20% extra depending upon team mediated deals from the rookie salary scale. His net worth is estimated at around $18 million in 2020.
De’Andre Hunter Atlanta Hawks branded Jerseys for men and women are being sold in $49.99 whose sales profit is shared with Hunter. Reportedly, Hunter is signing a multi-year deal with Nike very soon.
There are 2019-20 Panini Prizm Draft Picks De’Andre Hunter RC Rookie Lot 10 cards Hawks sold in $9.95, NBA 2019-20 Prizm Draft Picks De’Andre Hunter Silver Single Sports Card#4[Rookie] sold in $1.99.
Favorite Basketball Shoes
- Nike Zoom Freak 1
- Nike PG2
- Nike Zoom KD12