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Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Tigers Reinstate Jeremy Hunt


Tigers reinstate Jeremy Hunt

By The Commercial Appeal
August 22, 2006

Jeremy Hunt, who was dismissed from the University of Memphis basketball team before the 2005-06 season, was reinstated today, the school announced. In a statement, the school said, "After careful review by the University administration, including the fact(s) that he has completed his degree and that he has shown maturity in meeting all behavioral, social and academic requirements, Hunt’s request to play out his final year of eligibility at the U of M has been granted."

Hunt, a 6-4 graduate of Craigmont High School, played three years, starting 26 of 66 games for the Tigers at guard, and averaged 9.5 points per game. Hunt's problems came off the court. He was arrested in January 2005 and charged with misdemeanor assault after an incident with an ex-girlfriend. He missed two games in the 2004-05 season because of that.

He was then suspended indefinitely last September after being involved in a physical altercation on Beale Street. Hunt stayed in school and graduated this month. He still has a year of eligibility remaining.

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