Lacedarius Dunn Talks With BearsIllustrated

He is the 18th best player in the nation. He is the 5th best shooting guard in the country. His name is Lacedarius Dunn, a 5 star basketball star, and he is committed to Baylor University. Lacedarius Dunn talked with to give us the latest.

Scott Drew and the Baylor Bears coaching staff have done an outstanding job of recruiting top notch talent. The 2007 class is no different. In fact, the 2007 class includes the highest ranked Baylor Bears commitment in Lacedarius Dunn. Dunn, a 6-4 190 prep hoop superstar out of Excelsior Christian (Monroe, Louisiana)took the time to talk with

Dunn gave his commitment to Baylor University in January, but that has not stopped other coaches from trying to get the 18th ranked prospect in the nation to change his mind. Dunn talks a bit on the issue.

"I like Baylor a lot. When I took my visit, they treated me like I was part of the team already. They showed me around the school and whatnot. Other coaches call me and try to get me to commit to their school. I just think that Baylor is the right place for me."

Dunn talks about what set Baylor apart from all the other schools that targeted him.

"The coaching staff at Baylor is a good coaching staff. As far as the team, I think that players get along well with each other."

Dunn's ability to power through defenders and finish strong just make his game that much stronger. Dave Telep,'s national recruiting analyst described Dunn as being a big lead guard that can score. Telep explains that the talented combo-guard has a strong body, and is comfortable with the ball in his hands with a knack for getting buckets."

So with all that said, what position does Dunn prefer?

"Well, I really think I can play any position from the 1 to the 3, wherever the coaches put me at. I really like playing the combination at the 1 or the 2."

Dunn expects to come into Baylor's program keeping a close eye on one goal.

"When I get to Baylor, I hope that I can help turn the team around and win a title."

Dunn answers the question on whether his commitment to Baylor University is solid.

"In November, whenever signing day is, I will be signing on the dotted line."

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