PERU, Neb. – Quantice Hunter is a Bobcat again and Peru State fans are thankful.
The 6’2″ senior guard has already claimed a Heart of America Athletic Conference player of the week honor this season, he was named to the Hampton Inn Thanksgiving Class all-tournament team in Columbia, Mo., and he is averaging 24.5 points per game.
“Teece,” as his teammates call him, originally signed with Midland University when current Peru State Head Coach Bob Ludwig was an assistant with the Warriors. When Ludwig became an assistant with the ‘Cats in 2015, Hunter followed. He transferred from Peru to redshirt at Olive-Harvey (IL) College after the 2015-2016 season, before coming back to southeast Nebraska after Ludwig was named the head coach earlier this year.
The first-year head coach says he has a lot of history with Hunter.
“To have somebody that you’ve got a close relationship with that has got experience in the league, that had success on a national tournament team (2015-2016), and really spent a lot of time improving his game in the last year has been really big for us. He’s easy to coach. He’s a team guy. He’s an unselfish guy. He’s been huge for us here early on.”
Hunter and the Bobcats evened their record at 4-4 with a 70-64 win over Missouri Valley on Wednesday.
They will play their first home game of the season Saturday when the host #3 William Penn (11-0) at the Al Wheeler Activities Center in Peru. Tip-off is scheduled for 4 p.m. and will air on Otoe County Country (KNCY 1600 AM, 105.5 FM and ncn21.com).
William Penn (7-3) at Peru State (3-5)
When: 4 p.m. Saturday
Where: Al Wheeler Activities Center
Radio: 1600 AM, 105.5 FM, ncn21.com