FARGO - North Dakota State head coach David Richman has had a busy last few days despite not being to talk in person to his players and coaching staff.

Richman hired two assistant coaches and added another recruit to next year's roster. He's also dealing with a player leaving the program.

Junior guard Cameron Hunter will leave the team after a discussion with Richman and Hunter's family. "We've had some conversations over the last two weeks that it was going to be best for him to move on. We're going to work our best to make sure he graduates from NDSU and if not here somewhere, that's the most important thing." Richman said on Dom Izzo's Hot Mic show on 970 WDAY.

Hunter burst on the scene in 2018, named to the Summit League all-newcomer team starting 21 games and averaged ten points a game. He dealt with injuries during his sophomore season, playing in just 23 games and averaged 6.8 points a game.

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"It's a fit thing. As we talked, it was a decision it was going to be best for everyone moving forward for everyone's happiness." Richman added.

Richman added there were no off-court issues with Hunter that precipitated this move.

Hunter played in all 33 games this past season, starting 12 games when Sam Griesel was out with an injury. Hunter played the fifth most minutes on the team. He has one year of eligibility remaining.

Friday NDSU announced the signing of high school senior Dezmond McKinney from Raytown, Missouri. McKinney holds the 13th and final scholarship that Division I teams are allowed.

North Dakota State’s Cameron Hunter lunges for a ball retrieved by South Dakota State’s Noah Freidel during their men’s basketball game Thursday, Feb. 27, in Fargo.
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North Dakota State’s Cameron Hunter lunges for a ball retrieved by South Dakota State’s Noah Freidel during their men’s basketball game Thursday, Feb. 27, in Fargo. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor