A former NBA player, Brandon Hunter was found dead on Tuesday, here is all you need to know about him and his cause of death and obituary
According to his former coach Jeff Boals of the Ohio Bobcats, former NBA player Brandon Hunter was discovered deceased on Tuesday.
Ex-NBA player Brandon Hunter cause of death, obituary, bio, age, family, wife, stats, net worth in 2023
The basketball community is in grief when Brandon Hunter, a former player for the Boston Celtics and Orlando Magic, abruptly passed away. He was 42. The news was verified on Tuesday by Ohio’s men’s basketball team’s head coach, Jeff Boals. Boals referred to Hunter as a “Bobcat Great” on social media as a tribute to him.
The 42-year-old Hunter was a licenced FIBA agent as well as the owner of Hunter Athletes Management, a business that specialised in sports management. The reason of death hasn’t been officially determined yet.
Brandon Hunter came from a family of John Paul and Novella Thacker Hunter and was born on October 15, 1982, in Pikeville, KY. Hunter met his wife, Mary Hunter, while attending Ohio University. He had a net worth of $1-5 million.
We are terribly saddened to learn of the loss of our former teammate, Brandon Hunter. We send our deepest condolences to the entire Hunter family.
— Orlando Magic PR (@Magic_PR) September 13, 2023
Hunter played for the Bobcats for four NCAA seasons (1999–2003), leading the NCAA in rebounds in 2003. More specifically, during his final college season, he averaged 21.5 points and 12.6 rebounds per game. He entered the NBA in 2003 as the No. 56 overall draft choice, but only played there for two years.
With the Boston Celtics and Orlando Magic, he made a combined 67 appearances, although neither team gave him much of a role. He shot 47.6% in his career and averaged 3.3 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 0.3 assists. Before quitting basketball, Hunter played for seven years (2006–2013) in Central America and Europe.
What is the cause of death for Brandon Hunter’s death?
The Magic announced the death of the former NBA star for whom he once played. In a statement, the Magic said:
We are terribly saddened to learn of the loss of our former teammate, Brandon Hunter. We send our deepest condolences to the entire Hunter family.”
On social media, former NBA point guard T.J. Ford shared his sorrow over the passing of a close friend. He said:
We just spoke last week. Losing a lot of my friends lately.”
Details about the circumstances surrounding Hunter’s death are still unknown as condolences to the late basketball star come in.