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UTEP Basketball: Hunter Earns Second C-USA Player of The Week Award

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Vince Hunter has played like the C-USA MVP in the first five games of the young season.

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After three straight double-doubles in the Wooden Legacy, and five straight to start the season, Vince Hunter was named C-USA Player of The Week for the second time this season.

The sophomore sensation scored 43 of his 55 points in the tournament during the second halves of action, and led the Wooden Legacy field with 12.3 rebounds per tournament game.

Hunter is the first Miner since the legendary Jim Barnes to string five double-doubles together in the first five games of a season.  Barnes did it back in 1963 before an All-American nod, and he also the first pick in the NBA draft back in 1964.

During the Wooden Legacy Hunter averaged 18.3 points per game, and shot 54.3 percent from the field, and was also 16/23 at the free throw line.

The Detroit native earned five C-USA Freshman of the Week honors last season, and will lead his team into Fort Collins, Colorado Wednesday when UTEP meets unbeaten Colorado State at 7 p.m. El Paso time and will be shown on TV via Root Sports Network, check your local listings.