Rising Senior Spotlight - Hunter Meshanic
For the next two days we will be profiling the Kingswood-Oxford twin tandem of Carter and Hunter Meshanic.
While they star together year-round, the question college coaches want to know is 'are they a package deal?'
The answer is probably, but not necessarily. In other words, chances are good they opt to play together at the next level, although they're open to all scenarios at this point.
Both brothers have a steady dose of high academic D3 schools pursuing them while they are intent to prove they are scholarship caliber player.
Up first, is Hunter...
AAU: Connecticut Elite
By the Numbers
2019-20 Stats: 12pts, 8rebs, 2ast
Academics: 3.8 GPA
I consider myself an all around player. I’m a versatile defender and can guard every position on the defensive end. I enjoy making hustle plays, especially taking charges since I consider that to be a huge momentum swing. On offense, I’m able to both spread the floor and get to the rim. I have a high basketball IQ and am very unselfish on the offensive end.
"Hunter is a deep threat with fantastic hands around the basket. He consistently proves he can shut down bigger opponents and has the ability to guards the traditional wings and bigs. Hunter has proven he can be a plug and play offense in the NEPSAC with the ability to go outside and stretch the floor and score with "throwback low post moves." Over the last two years he has led the team in charges taken and had six 20-rebound games...Both Meshanics will be co-captains this upcoming season. They are mature beyond their years when it comes to conditioning, nutrition, and utilizing both the basketball court and weight room. Carter and Hunter are immediate impact players on the court and will excel as locker room leaders as well for any program."
- Brad Seaman, Head Coach, Kingswood-Oxford School
"Knock down shooter from anywhere on the floor. New found physique that allows him to bully smaller guards while competing with 6'8 and 6'9 bigs. Very quick first step with a knack for finishing around the rim. Expert rebounder and passer. Toughest kid on the floor at all times (outside of his brother). Without question an under the radar LM prospect. "
- Trey Sells, Head Coach, Connecticut Elite
"Six-foot-four with a naturally strong body that he has worked to maximize, Meshanic is built like a forward but is a very versatile offensive player. He can take smaller defenders into the post, step-out to make open shots, make hard straight-line drives, and even navigate the lane with some deceptively agile feet. That also allows him some defensive versatility as he can both defend bigger guys inside and also move his feet pretty well laterally. The intangibles are also there as coaches rave about his work-ethic and desire to better himself, which contributes to his value as a rebounder."
- Adam Finkelstein, NERR & ESPN