Oregon State junior point guard Gianni Hunt is stepping away from basketball for the remainder of the 2021-22 campaign to focus on his mental well-being.
The Lakewood (CA) native appeared in nine games this season, starting five, and averaged 4.7 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 2.3 assists. He shot 27% from the floor, 17% from deep, and 83% from the free-throw line.
"As I have taken time away from basketball to focus on my mental well-being, I want you all to know this wasn't and hasn't been an easy decision for myself; it is what's best for me now," Hunt said social media.
"After some time of thinking and with the help of my loved ones, I have decided to use the remainder of the year to continue to put basketball on pause, indefinitely.
To the Oregon State community, family, & friends, I hope you understand and respect my decision."
With Hunt stepping away, the Beavers have Dashawn Davis, Jarod Lucas, Dexter Akanno, Tre' Wiliams, & Xzavier Malone-Key at the guard position for the remainder of the campaign.
During his OSU career, Hunt has appeared in 71 contests (six starts) and averaged 4.1 points, 1.7 rebounds, and 1.9 assists per contest...