The WCU men's basketball team opened up the 2012-13 season officially with its first practice of the season in the Ramsey Center, Friday evening.
Single-Game Highs Points: 15, The Citadel -- 01/03/15
Rebounds: 9, VMI -- 02/21/15; at VMI – 01/29/15
Assists: 6, at ETSU – 12/03/14
Steals: 4, 4 times
Blocks: 3, 7 times
FG made: 5, 6 times
FG attempts: 8, at The Citadel -- 01/25/14
3FG made: 2, vs. Chicago State – 11/26/14
3FG attempts: 4, vs. Chicago State – 11/26/14
FT made: 5, at Samford -- 01/24/15
FT attempts: 6, at Samford – 01/24/15; at Chattanooga -- 02/14/14
2014-15 (Junior): Appeared in 31 games for the Catamounts while starting 12 … Was fifth on the team in scoring (5.8 ppg.) and fourth in rebounding (4.5 rpg.) … Led or shared the team lead in rebounds in five games for WCU … Was second on the team in blocked shots with 27 … Shot 55.2 percent from the field, 30.8 percent from 3-point range and 72.6 percent from the free throw line … Scored five points, grabbed five rebounds and had four steals in the season opener at Mississippi State (11/14) … Connected on his first 3-pointer of the season against MSU, which marked his first career 3-pointer … Earned his first start of the season against Chicago State (11/26) while scoring 12 points, grabbing five rebounds, blocking three shots and swiping three steals … Scored in double-figures seven times including a career-high 15 against The Citadel (01/03) … Set a new career-high with nine rebounds at VMI (01/29) and then matched it when VMI came to Cullowhee (02/21) … Matched his career-high of three blocked shots three times during the season … Had a career-high four steals in the opening game of the season and went on to match the number three more times … Dished out a career-best six assists at ETSU (12/03) while blocking three shots … Started seven games midway through the season and then started the final three games of the year.
2013-14 (Sophomore): Appeared in 32 of the 34 games with one start ... Had a career game against Wittenberg (11/08) with three steals and three blocks ... Tied his career-high with six points in back-to-back games, at Virginia Tech (11/15) and at Liberty (11/16) ... Tied a career-high with three steals at Cleveland State (12/16) ... Scored a career-high 10 points at The Citadel (01/25) ... Collected seven rebounds for a career-high in the game and tied a career-high with three steals ... Had his first career start at Elon (01/30).
2012-13 (Freshman): Had two appearances for the Catamounts ... Made collegiate debut against Mars Hill (11/11) ... Scored first and only points at the 7:20 mark in the second half.
Prior to Western Carolina: Was a two-time all-county selection, helping guide Sylacauga High to a 24-7 record as a junior for head coach Josh Golden ... A two-star recruit by Rivals.com, Browning has averaged 12 points and eight rebounds per game through his first three years as a prep, adding a 1.5 assist per game and three steals per contest average ... Hunter describes Browning - the son of Kimberly Browning - as "a gifted athlete" who claimed the state 5-A high jump championship as a junior with a leap of 6-foot,4-inches ... Played alongside fellow WCU signee, Rhett Harrelson, with the Alabama Celtics AAU team during the summer.