Eisenhower commits to Chadron State basketball

June 17, 2014

Hunter Eisenhower BasketballHunter Eisenhower of Palmer was a good 3-point shooter in high school so it makes sense that his college decision centered on three essentials.

His choice was Chadron State, a NCAA D2 school in Nebraska.

“It has the things I looked for in a college program. Amazing facilities, great coaching and great academics,” he told me.

The 6-foot-5 guard said he committed to Chadron State because of head coach Brent Bargen, who showed love early and often to the former Colony High all-state playmaker.

Eisenhower graduated in 2013 and then completed a year at Impact Basketball Academy in Las Vegas. He has been in contact with the coaches at Chadron State since March.

“They were recruiting me very hard,” he said. “The thing I really liked was how the coach got in touch with me very quickly after the initial contact and that really showed their interest early.

“Coach Bargen is a very down–to-earth enthusiastic coach that I could really see myself playing for,” Eisenhower said.

The 19-year-old will be eligible this fall.

“The part of my game that translates best [to college] is my ability to stretch the floor and shoot the ball,” he said. “I need to work on getting adjusted to the speed of the game and improve my quickness and strength.”

He doesn’t lack confidence after experiencing a year at Impact, where he endured an arduous training program designed for professionals.

“Impact gave me a glimpse into high level college basketball and gave me a whole year to begin adjusting,” he said. “I feel like I could have went to college last year but I definitely wouldn’t of been able to make the impact I feel like I can make this year.”