Bullets camp gives UNLV guard Hunt pro opportunity

July 04, 1991|By Alan Goldstein

Anderson Hunt, the only member of Nevada-Las Vegas' starting five who was not selected in the NBA draft on June 26, will begin his bid for a pro basketball job at the Washington Bullets rookie/free-agent camp at Bowie State beginning July 15.

Hunt, a 6-foot-2 guard who teamed with Larry Johnson, Stacey Augmon, Greg Anthony and George Ackles in the Rebels' consecutive NCAA Final Four appearances, passed up his senior season. He was not among the 54 players chosen, making him a free agent.

Hunt averaged 17.2 points and led UNLV in three-point shots with 105 his junior year.

He will be one of 12 new players trying to impress Bullets coach Wes Unseld during the three-day camp that will be followed by round-robin competition against the Detroit Pistons, Indiana Pacers and New Jersey Nets at The Palace of Auburn Hills (Mich.)

Three of the candidates have had a taste of the NBA. Center Greg Butler played with the New York Knicks during the 1988-89 season, forward Shelton Jones had a brief stint with the Philadelphia 76ers two years ago and Brian Rowsom was a reserve forward with the Charlotte Hornets in 1989 and 1990.

Two of the newcomers have local ties -- Maryland forward/center Cedric Lewis, who was known best for his shot-blocking, and Coppin State forward Larry Stewart, a two-time Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Player of the Year.

Besides Hunt, the most recognizable name nationally is Treg Lee, a 6-foot-8 Ohio State forward who gained honorable mention All-America honors after averaging 10.9 points and 5.8 rebounds for Ohio State's co-Big 10 champions last season.

Lee's Buckeyes teammate, forward Perry Carter, who has a strong inside game, will join him in camp.

Five Bullets veterans -- guards A.J. English, Larry Robinson and Haywoode Workman, forward Tom Hammonds and center Greg Foster -- will participate in the camp.

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