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Men's Basketball - Tue, Jan. 19, 2010
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BARBOURVILLE, Ky. - Former Union College men's basketball player Max Hunter is continuing his playing days as a member of the Mandurah Magic Men of the State Basketball League, a professional league in Australia.

"I am excited about this opportunity for a bunch of reasons," said Hunter. "Obviously, I'm excited about getting to continue my playing career, but I'm also looking forward to experience another country and another culture."

Hunter, a native of Catlettsburg, Ky., was a three-year member of the Bulldogs from 2004-07.

The 6-foot-5 Hunter is the first imported player for the Magic Men in three seasons. After 28 hours by plane, he has already been practicing with the team and gearing up for the first game of the season.

Magic Men head coach Jason Clark said the team is energized to see the reality of an import player joining the team.

"Max is a versatile player who loves to post up and do the dirty work inside the key," Clark said in a Mandurah press release. "A greater passer from all areas of the court Max will help other players improve their games and also help the club record more wins."

During his three seasons with the Bulldogs, Hunter scored 773 points and grabbed 409 rebounds in 79 games. The forward also had 87 assists, 45 steals and 28 blocked shots.

The Magic Men went 3-23 last season and open the new campaign on March 13.