Former NBA Forward Brandon Hunter Dies at Age 42

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Former NBA forward Brandon Hunter died on Tuesday at the age of 42. The cause of death has not been released.

Hunter was a second-round pick of the Boston Celtics in the 2003 NBA draft. He played for the Celtics and the Orlando Magic in his brief NBA career, averaging 3.3 points and 2.8 rebounds per game.

After his NBA career, Hunter played overseas for several years. He also worked as a coach and in real estate.

Hunter played college basketball at Ohio University, where he was a four-year starter.

He was a well-respected player and person in the basketball community. He was known for his hard work and dedication. His death is a sad loss for the NBA and for the game of basketball.

The Boston Celtics, the Orlando Magic, and Ohio University all released statements mourning Hunter’s death.

“We are terribly saddened to learn of the loss of our former teammate, Brandon Hunter,” the Orlando Magic said in a statement. “We send our deepest condolences to the entire Hunter family.”

“Brandon was a talented player and a great teammate,” the Boston Celtics said in a statement. “He will be missed by all who knew him.”

“Ohio University is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Brandon Hunter,” Ohio University said in a statement. “Brandon was a great player and a wonderful person. He will be missed by all who knew him.”

Our thoughts are with his family and friends during this difficult time.

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