Dodie Dunson Leading Brewster

Jason Smith can't say enough of his starting point guard, Dodie Dunson. The Illinois native has picked up his game of late - and his recruitment is starting to heat up as well.

It took Dodie Dunson a little while to figure things out in the prep ranks.

``He's been our most consistent scorer over the past month," Brewster Academy coach Jason Smith said of the 6-foot-2, 180-pound point guard. "He's not turning the ball over, is our best perimeter defender and is looking to score more than he did earlier in the season."

Dunson, a one-time Illinois State signee, didn't get his release until October – and Smith feels that's part of the reason his recruitment took time to take shape.

Now, according to Dunson, he's received calls from Nebraska, Purdue, Illinois, Tulsa and Northern Illinois in the past week. Smith added Tulane and St. Bonaventure.

``I want to go somewhere that I can play and showcase my talents," said Dunson, who is fully qualified academically.

While his game is improving (he had 26 points and six trifectas in the win against Worcester last week), it's still the overall package that has Smith gushing.

``Dodie is unbelievable," Smith said. "It's scary how nice a kid he is. If you were to randomly pick up the phone and call any one of the 70 faculty members here, every one would have nothing but great things to say about him."

``You're not going to find a better kid with the entire package," he continued. "His work ethic, character and the fact that he can play."

Dunson is averaging 18.5 points per game this season for a team that is loaded with D-1 prospects, including Virginia-bound swingman Will Harris.

``I've stepped it up a lot lately," Dunson said. "Our chemistry as a team is much better than it was early in the season. It was hard because I wasn't familiar with anyone's game."

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