Kris Dunn Talks PC and Recruiting

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – There is not much question that the crop of point guards in the class of 2012 is quite weak on a national level. However, a few point guards have boosted their stock big-time during the spring on the AAU and camp circuit.

One of those players is 6-foot-2, 175-pound Kris Dunn of New London (CT). In fact, Dunn was so good during the course of the spring that he earned an invite to the NBPA Top 100 Camp, which recently concluded at the University of Virginia. While there, Dunn took the time to talk with ScoutFriars.com.

"Basically everybody in the Big East and ACC," Dunn said of who is involved in his recruitment. "Everybody [has] been showing me interest."

Asked who has come through with a scholarship offer, Dunn listed Providence, UConn and Marquette. He added, "That's all I know for sure. My coach told me a couple [others have] offered, but he hasn't told me yet. He wants me to stay focused."

Dunn said he does "not yet" have any favorites, but is there any school in particular that has been showing Dunn the most interest? "Not really," he said. "Everybody just [has] been showing me the same interest."

At this point, Dunn said he has yet to take any college visits and has none planned. He noted that he will begin to trip to schools in August.

"I wanna try to do it before my basketball season this year," Dunn said of when he plans to make his commitment.

As for what he is looking for in a school, Dunn remarked, "School that runs up and down, school that I can get minutes, [where they] pressure the ball. And I just wanna win games."

Some players want to stay close to home for college, while others want to get away and others do not much care. Dunn gave his thoughts on how important location will be in his recruitment.

"A little bit," Dunn began. "I want my family to see me play, but right now I'm not worried about that."

The two schools that Dunn said are closest to him are UConn and Providence. The long, athletic point guard gave his thoughts on the Friars.

"Coach Cooley, he's a great guy, seems . . . trustworthy," Dunn said. "[PC is] close to home, [so my] family can come see my play. Got some new facilities and the staff, everyone seems like family."

Dunn elaborated on his thoughts about first year Providence College head coach Ed Cooley.

"Me and him, we're pretty close, talk a lot when we get a chance," Dunn said. "Like I said, he just seems like a trustworthy guy."

Dunn runs with the Connecticut Basketball Club on the AAU circuit, playing alongside arguably the number one player in the class of 2012, Andre Drummond of St. Thomas More (CT).

"Me and Andre really haven't talked about that yet," Dunn said of whether the two have discussed attending college together. "He's one of my closest friends. We'll probably see if it's the best fit."

When asked who he compares his game to, Dunn cited one of the top young floor generals in the NBA.

"I would probably have to say [Rajon] Rondo because we both got long arms, play defense [and] we both play point guards," Dunn said.

The rising senior from the Constitution State went on to talk more about his individual game specifically.

"Probably have to say attacking the rim, but in this camp I've been trying to show people I can play defense," Dunn said of the strongest aspect of his game.

As for his primary weakness on the hardwood, Dunn remarked, "Just better decision making."

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