Othello Hunter joined CSKA

(photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Center Othello Hunter (31 y.o., 203 cm) signed 2-year contract with our club.

The agreement will become valid upon the medical tests in GMS Clinic of Moscow in the upcoming days.

The American player graduated from Ohio State University. He signed with the Atlanta Hawks as undrafted free agent in 2008. Hunter played 27 games for the team in two seasons while also wearing the colors of NBDL’s Anaheim. The center went to Europe after, playing for Ilisiakos in Greece, Dinamo Sassari in Italy, Azovmash in Ukraine, Valladolid in Spain, Montepaschi Siena in Italy, Olympiacos in Greece, Real in Spain. He also visited China twice playing for Shangdong Lions (2011) and Jiansu Dragons (2013). He won two Greek League titles (2015, 16), Italian SuperCup (2013) and Spanish Cup (2017).

Hunter played in 35 EuroLeague games (7.6 points, 4.5 rebounds, 65.5% of two-pointers) and 30 ACB games (6.4 points, 4.6 rebounds) for Real Madrid last season.

Dimitris Itoudis, CSKA head coach:
It is obvious that last three years Hunter is playing on highest level, he was a part of Olympiacos and Real Madrid teams that were in chase for Final Four spot and played there, he was an important piece of the puzzle. We were looking for another big man who, together with Kyle, will bring athleticism, defense, rebounding and ability to run transitions. Othello has wish and determination to be a part of winning team. I know that he had plenty of offers but decided to come to Moscow. So we are looking forward to work together.

Othello Hunter, CSKA center:
I am very excited to join CSKA. The team is always having wonderful seasons, competing for EuroLeague title, winning VTB League titles. I think this is an opportunity for me to do something great. Getting in touch with the guys I feel like I can bring athletic presence off the bench, help the team on defense and rebounding. I am looking forward to join the team.