How can you even compare Hunter to Haliburton, who is the best PG in NBA? Haliburton is 6’5”, an elite shooter, and passer. If Hunter has skills like Trae Young, he will have a good chance of making to the NBA
I think we’re in agreement here and I’m not saying the two are similar. My point is that Haliburton had tangibles like height and length that Hunter doesn’t have. So if you’re that undersized you better be putting up crazy numbers at college level and doing so on a consistent basis. Their point and assist production through 1.5 years is not all that different (although Haliburton much better shooting percentages).
I see the Trae Young point, but Hunter is not producing anywhere close to what Trae did at OU. Trae averaged over 27 points and nearly 9 assists. His turn over numbers were atrocious and his shooting percentage not great, but Hunter could never match that even if he was as ball dominant as Trae.
Point being Hunter is not the best guard on his team. Probably not even the 2nd best. He might not be a top 10 guard in the big 12.
He’s 29th in points, 16 in assist, 33rd in steals and might be below 50 in FG% (Holmes is 40th at .411 while Hunter is .389).
He doesn’t have the stats, the tangible physical size, nor the instinct as he appears to completely disappear.