In this new series, Sarah Spencer, the AJC's new Atlanta Hawks reporter, gets a few details on how 2019 draft pick De'Andre Hunter is adjusting to his new life in the NBA. (Video by Ryon Horne, Tyson Horne/AJC)

Know your Hawks: De’Andre Hunter

In college, De’Andre Hunter was known for his defense. As a redshirt sophomore last season, Hunter took home ACC Defensive Player of the Year accolades, helping Virginia to a 35-3 record and NCAA championship. 

» MORE: Hawks trade up to select Hunter at No. 4

Now a rookie with the Hawks, in this Q&A (watch video), the 6-foot-7 forward talks about how he plans to contribute defensively (and otherwise) this year and recaps UVA’s memorable championship run (you’ll also learn his favorite movie and some of his hidden talents).

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