Bradshaw Mountain High School (16-8) is gearing up for the state playoffs and is having a good season in the state's 4A Division. led by the play of 6-foot-7, 195-pound do-it-all senior guard Mason Hunt. Hunt is having the best season of his young career this season, and looks prepared to make a splash in the junior college ranks in the future, after Hunt recently gave a verbal commitment to Pima Junior College and Head Coach Brian Peabody and his coaching staff. Hunt is looking to finish out his high school career this season, and then will be a very nice prospect to recruit in the ACCAC next fall.
Hunt is one of my top sleeper prospects in Arizona's 2024 Class, and has been for some time. While many other prospects in the class are currently receiving much more and higher recruitment than Hunt, I believe this young man has the potential and skillset to have a nice college career for himself. Pima Head Coach Brian Peabody and his staff are excellent in reeling in some of the state's top prospects annually, and have done a good job of helping top prospects improve their college recruitment for the 4-year college level. Hunt looks to be next in line for the Aztecs, as he was their first recruit for the 2024 Class - giving a verbal commitment in November (2023). Hunt is one prospect that should benefit a great deal from his stint in the junior college ranks, which today seems like the best move for many sleeper prospects in high school.
Hunt is one of my top overall prospects in Arizona's very talented 2024 Class, as he is a very gifted prospect with size, athleticism and a very versatile offensive skillset. I have watched him develop over the past several years and have been impressed with his potential, since I first saw him as a freshman. His time is now to go to the next level in his play and become a force on the basketball court - realizing his potential as a player, which will ultimately benefit him a great deal in his future college recruitment.
Hunt has risen to another level this high school season, as he has averaged big numbers as a senior, and helped make Bradshaw Mountain very competitive this season. Hunt currently averages 23.4 points, 5.6 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 2.8 steals per/contest.
Currently Hunt does not possess any Division-I offers to his credit, although many smaller schools have shown strong interest in him. Hunt is a Division-I talent and will have a much better opportunity to land at the Division-I level for college, after first excelling at Pima in the ACCAC. This signing is a nice signing for the ACCAC and Pima JC, as the conference looks to keep Arizona's best talent in state and in the ACCAC, which helps build the conference's reputation for having top-rated talent. The conference still has a long way to go to attract more of the state's top talent annually, but landing top-rated prospects like Hunt really help.
I look forward to watching Hunt the remainder of this high school season, and look forward to watching him continue to develop next fall in the ACCAC as well. Congratulations to Mason Hunt and his family and also Head Coach Cain Atkinson on this accomplishment for the Bradshaw Mountain program, and good luck to them the remainder of the high school season.
Arizona Hoop Review Scouting Report: Hunt has good size and is still growing physically, so he still has upside. He has a good overall skill level and is fundamentally sound as a player. He is a good shooter with range on his shot, and has grown to become more consistent from longer ranges. He is a strong driver of the basketball and finisher, and will only continue to get better in this area of his game as he matures physically. He is athletic now and will become much more of an athletic finisher, as he matures as well. He has a solid mid-range game, but I would like to see him continue to develop in that area, to see his game game to the next level. Hunt has good versatility as a ball handler and can create his own shot. He is also a good passer of the ball. He is a strong rebounder also and will only get better in this area of his game. He is a solid defender, but I would like to see him focus on this area of his game as well, to maximize his potential as a player. He has the potential to become a much better one-on-one defender against quicker perimeter players with hard work. I would like to see him maximize his motor on both ends of the floor, to maximize his potential as a college prospect in the juco ranks.