Overview: Transferred from Arkansas following the 2012-13 season… Will sit out 2013-14 and be a junior at Kansas in 2014-15… A proven shot blocker who set the Arkansas freshman blocks record with 72 in 2011-12 and led the team with 39 blocked shots in 2012-13.
Redshirt Season (2013-14): Sat out the 2013-14 season due to NCAA transfer rules.
Sophomore Season (2012-13 at Arkansas): Started 20 of 32 games played for Arkansas under coach Mike Anderson… Arkansas went 19-13 and placed seventh in the SEC with a 10-8 record… Started seven of 18 conference games… Averaged 5.4 points, 3.5 rebounds and team-high 1.2 blocked shots per game… His 1.2 blocked shot per game ranked eighth in the SEC… Posted six games in double-figures scoring… Shot 60 percent or better in eight games… Had a career-high 16 points against Robert Morris (12/20)… Had six games with six or more rebounds, including a career-high 13 against Northwestern State (12/29)… Recorded 14 games with two or more blocked shots… Had a season-high four blocked shots against Northwestern State (12/29).
Freshman Season (2011-12 at Arkansas): Emerged as one of the best shot blockers in the nation while also contributing on the offensive end… Averaged 5.2 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.3 blocks… Led the team in blocked shots… Set the Arkansas record for blocked shots by a freshman (72)… Set the Arkansas record for consecutive games with a blocked shot to begin a career (20)… Sixth player in Arkansas history to block at least 70 shots in a season… Scored in double figures five times… Scored a career-high 13 points against Texas Southern (12/30) with four rebounds and a career-best seven blocked shots… Matched his seven-block performance against LSU (1/14) while adding four rebounds… Snagged a career-best eight rebounds, six offensive, and five assists against Grambling State (11/26)… Tallied 11 points on 5-of-6 shooting in Arkansas’ upset of No. 20 Michigan (1/21) with four rebounds… Made two appearances on ESPN SportCenter’s Top 10 Plays with a spin-drop-step against Vanderbilt (1/31) and block against Georgia (2/8)… Led Arkansas in rebounding five times including the final two games… Ranked fourth in the SEC and 39th in the nation in blocked shots… Given team defensive award by Razorback coaches.
Westside High School: Three-time all-state selection while at Westside High School in Jonesboro, Ark… Four-year all-conference selection… State MVP as a junior… Four-year state all-tournament team honoree… Averaged 22 points, 12 rebounds and seven blocks per game as a senior… Led Westside to a 4A state championship as a junior under head coach Mark Whitmire… Had career-game highs of 33 points, 20 rebounds and 15 blocks… his Arkansas Wings team won the AAU National Championship in 2011… Rated the No. 54 player in the nation by ESPN, No. 100 by Rivals and No. 54 by Scout.com… Also played baseball at Westside.
Off the Court: Full name is Hunter Dean Mickelson… Son of Darien and Lynne Mickelson… Enjoys to hunt and fish… Major is communication studies.