The offensive box score stats for Hunter last season weren’t too shabby. He ranked fourth on the team in points per game, third in assists, sixth in three-point field goal percentage, and third in free-throw percentage.
But the fact that Hunter put up pretty pedestrian numbers on the offensive end of the floor while playing over 30 minutes per game meant his impact was severely limited per possession compared to the average producer in the Big 12.
Offensive rating: 100.5 (97.4 in Big 12 play)
Hunter’s offensive rating was pretty brutal last season. The 100.5 offensive rating was the worst among a starting guard for the Longhorns in the last three seasons. Considering that last season’s Texas offense was the best in offensive rating in the last half-decade on the 40, Hunter’s offensive efficiency looks even worse.
Offensive box plus/minus: 1.2
Hunter’s offensive box plus/minus was a bit better than the offensive rating compared to the rest of the team. He ranked second-last on the team in offensive box plus/minus last season.
Offensive win shares: 1.0 (0.6 in Big 12 play)
A positive here is that Hunter ranked third on the team in offensive win shares in conference play in the final month of the regular season.
1.7 ORB%, 14.3 AST%, 15.0 TOV%, 19.8 USG%
It’s easy to spot another source of the issues Hunter faced last season when you dive into the advanced metrics on offense. Hunter turned the ball over too much compared to the number of dimes he produced for Texas.
Hunter was Texas’ only guard in the core rotation that registered a higher turnover percentage than assist percentage last season.
That trend didn’t improve much in Big 12 play, as Hunter actually posted a worse assist-to-turnover ratio than he did for the entire season.
50.8 TS%, 47.4 eFG%
Hunter’s shooting numbers were dismal last season. He ranked last on the team in true shooting and effective field goal percentages.
A big source of the struggles for Hunter shooting the ball was going 12-of-54 on mid-range field goal attempts. He ranked in the bottom three on the team in mid-range field goal percentage.
Hunter did help his three-point field goal percentage by shooting 12-of-33 on corner-three-point attempts last season, good for top five on the team. The volume of Hunter’s three-point attempts was skewed, though, since he took over 75 percent of his looks from above the break despite shooting three percent lower than his attempts from the corners.