Newcastle's Kalub Hunt – Character Counts Presented by Eskridge Honda

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By Derrick Smith

The Newcastle Character Counts athlete is Kalub Hunt, a junior at Newcastle High. He is a member of the basketball team, where he plays shooting guard and small forward. He is also a part of the track team.

Hunt’s basketball team overcame a tough season, going 12-11.

“This season went well,” he said. “There were a lot of challenges adapting to a new coach and a new team but overall, the teamwork and camaraderie has made the challenges well worth it.”

There are quite a few characteristics of a character athlete, according to Kalub.

“Being called a character athlete means that I am an athlete that is responsible, loyal, humble, faithful, courageous, self-disciplined, reliable, and I persevere.”

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While Kalub loves basketball, he says it is more than just a game.

“There are two things that drive me to play basketball,” he said. “First, I have a passion for the game and secondly, I see it as a way to change me and my families lives for the better, where they don’t have to want for anything.”

Kalub’s mom, Lartee Meadows and his dad, Denard Hunt are the people he says he looks up to as role models in his life.

The favorite teacher in Hunt’s life is not an actual teacher in a classroom, but more of a teacher of life.

“My godfather, Jody Moffett has taught me how to better my life and be more wise in the things I do and the people I hang out with,” he stated. “He has taught me how to stand strong in my faith and do what is right even when those around me do wrong.”

When he is not playing basketball, there is another thing that Kalub enjoys.

“I am a cowboy and I like to ride horses,” he said. “I grew up around horses. They are a part of who I am. I also enjoy it because it is an outlet other than basketball.”

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