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Top 10 C-USA Impact Players: #4 Vince Hunter

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What happens if Vince Hunter does the same or even better than his performance last year? Well UTEP goes dancin of course.....

Alex Nicolas-MinerRush.com

The 2013-14 C-USA Freshman of the Year is number four on the Top Ten C-USA Impact Players countdown.

A year removed from his banner freshman season, the Detroit native not only has the attention of every player, and coach in the conference, but NBA scouts are on high notice as well.

Last season Vince Hunter averaged 12.3 points per game, and shot 56.8 percent from the field, he also ranked second on the team in rebounds.

Hunter led UTEP in scoring during conference play, while notching leading scorer honors in 10 games with five 20-point efforts last year.

In the process of his introduction to the nation last year, Hunter became the third player to earn C-USA Freshman of the Week five or more times during a season.

He also tied a UTEP freshman record for points in a game with 26 points against LA Tech, and had big games against the cream of the crop in the conference as well, including a 20-point night against Middle Tennessee on the road.

This season Hunter looks to bring more rebounding, and even more scoring to parlay into his versatility in the open floor.  Hunter has also improved his perimeter defending, and is starting to become a ball hawk in passing lanes.

Displaying that versatility in UTEP's recent exhibition, Hunter scored 14 points, grabbed 13 rebounds, and issued out 6 assists.

Spending a portion of his summer at the LeBron James Skill Academy, national media members, scouts, and NBA GMs finally got their chance to see what was getting UTEP fans out of their seats last year.

With the depth UTEP has in the frontcourt, and now the backcourt, a similar or even better year than last year from Vince Hunter should have UTEP dancing come March.