Ex-NBA player Brandon Hunter recently passed away at the age of 42. The heartbreaking news of the former basketball player’s sudden death was confirmed by Ohio Bobcats coach Jeff Boals.
On Tuesday, Jeff took to the social media platform Instagram to announce the sad news of Brandon’s passing. Keep scrolling further to find out the cause behind the demise of Brandon Hunter.
Former NBA player Brandon Hunter passes away at 42
Brandon Hunter has left for the heavenly abode. At the time of his death, he was 42 years old. According to a report by TMZ, Ohio men’s basketball coach Jeff Boals announced the news of Hunter’s demise on Instagram on Tuesday.
“RIP to a Bobcat Great. Gone way too soon,” he wrote on his Instagram Story. As of this moment, the actual cause behind the death of Brandon Hunter has not been revealed publicly.
A look at Brandon Hunter’s NBA career
For those of you who are unaware, let us share with you, that Brandon kicked off his basketball career at Ohio University. Soon after, he was selected by the Boston Celtics in the second round of the 2003 NBA Draft.
During his time with the Celtics, the former Ohio University standout player averaged 3.5 points and 3.3 rebounds in 36 games. Next summer, he was picked by the Charlotte Bobcats in the expansion draft.
Soon after, the 6-foot-7 power forward was taken by the Orlando Magic in the year 2004. With Magic, he played in 31 games and averaged somewhat around 3.1 points and 2.2 rebounds during the 2004-2005 season.
In addition to this, the Cincinnati native also played basketball overseas. Following 2 NBA seasons, he traveled all over the world. He played basketball in various places such as Turkey, Italy, Germany, Greece, Puerto Rico, Latvia, and France.
Brandon Hunter finished his playing career in 2013
Brandon retired from basketball in the year 2013. After that, he started a real estate and sports management company in the United States. During an interview with WCPO in 2017, he said, “I initially wanted to go into coaching.”
He added, “But with my background and everything that I learned about the collective bargaining agreement in the NBA and the transactions I’ve seen while living abroad, the understanding of how teams recruit and how different styles are in different countries, I decided to go into management.”
Tributes pour in for the former NBA player Brandon Hunter
In a statement issued on X formerly known as Twitter, the Orlando Magic said, “We are terribly saddened to learn of the loss of our former teammate, Brandon Hunter. We send our deepest condolences to the entire Hunter family.”
We are terribly saddened to learn of the loss of our former teammate, Brandon Hunter. We send our deepest condolences to the entire Hunter family.
— Orlando Magic PR (@Magic_PR) September 13, 2023
Ohio Men’s Basketball mourned the loss of Brandon on X and shared, “We are saddened to hear about the loss of Ohio basketball legend Brandon Hunter. Our thoughts are with Brandon’s family at this time.”
We are saddened to hear about the loss of Ohio basketball legend Brandon Hunter. Our thoughts are with Brandon’s family at this time. pic.twitter.com/tHpg3qsPzW
— Ohio Men’s Basketball (@OhioMBasketball) September 13, 2023
We send our deepest condolences to the close friends and family members of Brandon Hunter during this hard time. May the departed soul rest in peace. Stay tuned with us for more updates from the world of show business.