Kris Dunn is certainly one to watch
March, 22, 2011
By Adam Finkelstein, ESPN Recruiting
I was at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. on Saturday night for two Connecticut high school basketball state finals. The first matchup was especially intriguing as New London took on Northwest Catholic. Not only did this game feature two teams that finished the regular season at a perfect 20-0, but it also included an exciting individual matchup with New London junior Kris Dunn going up against Northwest Catholic's super sophomore Kuran Iverson. Experience proved to be the deciding factor as Iverson struggled in his first performance on such a big stage, while Dunn put his team on his back and carried them to victory with 26 points, eight rebounds, four assists and three steals in a 63-55 decision. Particularly impressive, was how the junior guard took over down the stretch, single handedly pushing New London's lead into double figures in the fourth quarter with a series of explosive drives to the rim. It was a performance that may be indicative of things to come for Dunn, who scored his first high-major offer earlier this season from Keno Davis' previous staff at Providence. He has also heard from the likes of UConn, Pittsburgh, Boston College, Georgia Tech and a variety of Atlantic 10 programs. But that initial list is likely to be just the tip of the iceberg as Dunn has improved by leaps and bounds since last summer's grassroots circuit and figures to only do more of the same before the upcoming summer season.