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Reports: Hunter expected to return as assistant under Woodson

New IU coach Mike Woodson begins filling out his coaching staff

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: FEB 24 Indiana at Rutgers Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

One of the most important tasks ahead of newly-hired Indiana coach Mike Woodson will be filling out his staff. Four days into the job, Woodson appears to have an idea of where he wants to start.

According to multiple reports, Woodson is planning to retain assistant coach Kenya Hunter, who was brought to Indiana by Archie Miller last summer. Hunter cultivated a reputation as a high-level recruiter during stops at UConn, Nebraska, Georgetown, Xavier and Duquesne, and is also credited for his training with bigs.

In December, Hunter was the point man in IU’s transfer recruitment of former UT-Martin and Pitt sharpshooter Parker Stewart. A native of Arlington, Va., Hunter has also been lauded for his recruiting connections to the prep-level hotbeds that dot the East Coast.

With Hunter poised to return, Woodson has two more countable coaching positions still to fill. Jeff Rabjohns of was first to report IU’s plans.