From left are Richard Hunter, Corey Hunter, Margie Hunter, Cody Hunter; (standing) Roy Wright, Nicholas Adams (Assistant coach for Alice Lloyd College), Shawn Thacker, and J.R. Hammond (Head coach for Alice Lloyd College).

    Corey Hunter signed on the dotted line last Wednesday to become part of the men’s basketball program at Alice Lloyd College in Pippa Passes, Kentucky.  

    Surrounded by his parents, Richard and Margie Hunter, his brother, Cody Hunter, Vikings coach Shawn Thacker, and, from Alice Lloyd College, head coach J.R. Hammond and assistant Nicholas Adams, Corey placed his signature on his letter of intent, officially becoming a member of the Alice Lloyd College Eagles basketball program. 

    As a 4-year member of the Vikings basketball program, Corey has been part of the varsity team for the past three years.  Assistant coach Andrew Zaheri noted that, as a junior with his older brother, Cody, on the varsity squad, Corey gained valuable varsity experience, readying him to become a starter as a senior.

     “For this past season Corey averaged 9 points, 8 rebounds and 2 blocks per game,” Zaheri said,  “We were allowed to be very versatile on the defensive end because of Corey’s hard work and athleticism.”

    “I am very proud of what Corey has been able to accomplish,” said Vikings head coach Shawn Thacker. “He was very instrumental to our season; our successes were directly related to his progression as a player.”

    Thacker then added, “Corey took great pride in working hard and I truly believe that his best basketball is still ahead of him.  He will have a great career at Alice Lloyd College.”

    Alice Lloyd College head coach J.R. Hammond welcomed Corey to the team, saying, “Corey has great character and great ability and will be a wonderful addition to the Alice Lloyd Eagle basketball program.”

    Corey Hunter is the thirteenth student-athlete from Rowan County Senior High School to sign a letter of intent with a college or university this school year.

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