JC point guard pledges to Sun Devils

Wabash Valley Junior College point guard Brandon Dunson has only been recruited by ASU for a few weeks, but it didn't take long for both sides to be extremely found of each other. The maroon and gold offered a scholarship to Dunson just a few days ago, and the point guard decided to accept that offer Saturday morning and talked to Devils Digest about his decision.

"It's a great relief to have the pressure off my shoulders and know where I'm playing next year," said Dunson. "I sat down with junior college coaches, high school coach and my parents and talked about it. I knew I wanted to go to a school on the west coast that would give me an opportunity to play right away in a winning program for a coach that knows how to develop guards.

"Arizona State had everything I was looking for, so why wait?"

Aside from being an extremely gifted shooter with noticeable athleticism, the 6-3 180 Dunson also possess a solid personality, and was seeking a team that held the same values as he does.

"The ASU coaches made me feel that I was a big priority for them and Coach Pera who recruited me talked about the character of guys that they recruit on the team," remarked Dunson. "Those are the type of players I want to be around. Coach Sendek has coached for a while and he knows that besides having good players, you need to have high character players too, and that you can still win ball games with high character kids.

"That's one thing that really sold me on the program."

Dunson indicated that he will wait after the season to make his official visit to Tempe, and naturally didn't feel apprehensive at all committing to a program he hadn't seen in-person yet.

"I know people close to me that live around that area," Dunson commented, "or have been to that area and they all told me what a nice area it is and that I wouldn't be able to find a better campus. So I trust the people that have been there."

Dunson reported his up to date averages as being 11.5 ppg, 4.3 apg, 3.6 rpg. He's shooting 50 percent from the field and 44 percent from three-point range.

The point guard will sign a letter of intent during the late signing period that begins on April 14th, and will be a two for two player in terms of eligibility.


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