Williamsburg's Slaht Hunter earns Player of the Week honors

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. (WYMT) - When shooters get hot, you get the ball to them. That's exactly what Williamsburg did with Slaht Hunter.

"I just got to credit my coaches and the players," said junior guard Slaht Hunter. "They just did a phenomenal job of setting me up to succeed."

Hunter started the week with 24 points against Whitley County, but that was only the beginning.

"You know he had 44 points against Jellico on Thursday night, then Saturday he had 37," said Williamsburg Boys Basketball head coach Nick Napier. "So he had two outstanding games back to back."

In the games against Jellico and Knox Central, in which the Yellow Jackets were without their leading scorer Caleb Rose. Hunter made 13 total threes. The junior is also shooting 45-percent from downtown which is in the top 10 in the state. That's something that he credits to his coach.

"You know I really appreciate coach. He's put in a lot of extra time with me, just helped me out, get me better, you know do everything we can to try to get me to that next level, and it's paid off so far," said Hunter.

Hunter can put up numbers from outside, but it's also about the other things he does for the team.

"Just the whole week he did a great job. He had 12 rebounds against Jellico. I think he had eight against Knox Central, so all-around play was outstanding this week," said Napier.

The Yellow Jackets will need Hunter to continue his play from this week if they hope to get back to the 13th region tournament for the first time since they won it in 2015.

"We got a tough district like you said, but I think on any given night we can beat any team in our district," said Hunter. "I think we got a good shot at making something special happen this year."

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