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Sports Notebook: Mason should hire Hunter

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George Mason University is in the market to hire a new men’s basketball coach.

The perfect hire would be Wakefield High School graduate Kenya Hunter, a standout basketball player when he played for the Warriors of Arlington decades ago.

Hunter went on to have a standout Division I college playing career at Duquesne University.

After college, he has been an 18-year valuable and top Division I assistant coach for seven different bigtime programs, including Georgetown, North Carolina State, Nebraska, the University of Connecticut and most recently, Indiana.

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Hunter has certainly paid his dues as an assistant, knows the country and college and high-school basketball circuits better than most, and has a super-strong reputation as an outstanding recruiter.

Now, it’s time for a Division I program to hire Hunter as the No. 1 coach. And why not right here at George Mason, in Northern Virginia, an area Hunter knows all so well? It would be a great homecoming.

So how about it, George Mason. Give Kenya Hunter that deserved opportunity.

– Dave Facinoli

dfacinoli@sungazette.net

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