Southwestern College men's basketball star Cameron Hunt (SR/Duncanville, Texas) has been named the NAIA national player of the year, the national office announced Thursday afternoon.
The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced the 2019 Division II Men's Basketball All-America teams on Thursday. Cameron Hunt, of Southwestern College named National Player of the Year.
Hunt jumped from Second Team All-American in 2018 to First Team and Player of the Year in 2019. This season he led the team in scoring averaging 31.5 points per game. As a senior, he totals 2,865 points on his career scoring 1,009 in one season. A native of Duncanville, Texas, Hunt is ranked No. 1 in Division II in total scoring, No. 2 in points per game and No. 3 in both total assists (219) and assists per game (6.844). He helped lead the Moundbuilders to the 2019 NAIA Division II National Championship and back-to-back Round of 16 appearances.
Hunt broke several school records during his senior campaign, including the passing of Cameron Clark on the school's all-time scoring list. Clark's 2,450-point mark was passed in January during a road contest at Kansas Wesleyan. Hunt surpassed the 1,000-point total on the year alone- making him the school record holder for most points scored in a season to go along with other outstanding accomplishments.These feats include the school-record for most field goals and free throws made in a season and also single-game records of points and made shots. Additionally, he holds the record for most assists in a career and single season after his 2018-19 performances.
The senior guard helped lead the Moundbuilders to a school-record tie for most wins in a season and the first ever KCAC Tournament championship for the program. He was one of just two players to be named NAIA Player of the Week more than once this season.