Last Updated on: 19th September 2023, 05:00 pm
In a shocking turn of events, former NBA player Brandon Hunter, known for his time with the Boston Celtics and the Orlando Magic, tragically passed away. The basketball community mourns the loss of Hunter, who suffered a collapse during a hot yoga session. At 42, he leaves an impressive legacy on and off the court.
Hunter, who also had a successful career in European basketball, was celebrated by his alma mater, Ohio University, where he was honored in their Athletics Hall of Fame just last year. Bobcats coach Jeff Boals expressed his sorrow, stating, “Brandon was an exceptional player and an outstanding ambassador for Ohio. His vibrant personality and dedication as a teammate and family man will be deeply missed.”
While the exact cause of his untimely death remains undisclosed, Hunter’s mother-in-law, Carolyn Cliett, shared that he was a regular at hot yoga sessions and was in good health. Despite a brief NBA stint, Hunter utilized his basketball expertise to become a successful agent, assisting players in securing positions with overseas teams.
His former college coach, Tim O’Shea, praised Hunter’s growth, highlighting his smart investments in real estate and his journey from a challenging childhood to success through sports. Post his NBA career, Hunter showcased his skills in various international teams, including Greece, Italy, Israel, and France.
Remembered as a dominant rebounder, Hunter set records in Division I college basketball with an average of 12.6 rebounds per game during the 2002-03 season. He remains Ohio’s all-time leader in rebounds.
Brandon Hunter’s legacy is through his wife, Mary, and their three children.