Greg McDermott picked up his
second commit in his
Dunson's head coach at the
"You're going to be hard pressed to find any kid in the country who brings Dodie's personality, his character and overall demeanor. That's first and foremost," said Smith.
"He was going on about how he was
ready to make a decision to go to
Like coaches are supposed to do, Smith gave Dunson advice.
"He said that he didn't want it to
have a negative affect on future kids from the
Dunson had already been contacted
"Coach Otzleberger was here on Tuesday to watch us work out and probably in the course of two hours that he was on campus and people found out that he was here to look at Dodie, everyone went on about to tell him about the kind of kid Dodie is in terms of his personality and his character," said Smith.
Smith also talked about Dunson's game on the court.
"On the court Dodie has a little bit of a swagger. It's funny to know Dodie off of the court and then to know him on the court," said Smith.
Last year Dunson played point
guard for the
"He's got absolutely huge hands. He can make entry passes into the post while palming the ball. He's an above average athlete," said Smith.
Smith also talked about the
unselfish basketball that
"In the beginning of the year he was almost too unselfish. He would always refer to his teammates. In January our leading scorer went down with an injury and that's when Dodie really stood up and took control and started to assert himself more on the offensive end," said Smith.
Dunson went on to average 17 PPG, 5 APG and 5.5 RPG last season.
In McDermott's opening press conference, he told the crowd that next year's team would play defense. His recruiting efforts are off to a good start.
"He was our best perimeter defender throughout the year. Dodie routinely covered the opposing team's number one perimeter option. He would really do a tremendous job," said Smith.