Kortney Dunbar fields a Q&A from InsideTennessee
You recently scored 1,000 career points in high school. What did that mean to you?
It meant a lot. I set that goal at the beginning of the season and to finally reach it is something very special. I'm the 13th player in Edwardsville history and I wear number 13. What a coincidence. Haha! It's a great achievement for me personally.
How did your high school season go? Did you get better in your senior year?
We ended our season with a 28-2 record with a chance to play in the Super-Sectional game. I really wanted to improve getting on the boards. I ended this season with around 300 rebounds, and my coaches were very proud of that effort.
I want to be more of a threat inside, instead of strictly just a shooter.
Have you been back to Tennessee since your official visit last fall? If yes, when and how was the trip?
I went to the home opener against Oakland ages ago, and that experience was amazing. I can't wait until my first game in Thompson-Boling Arena. I was in Duluth, Ga., to watch the Lady Vols this weekend in the SEC Tournament.
How much orange clothing do you have now?
I have a ton of orange clothing! My middle school, high school and now college are all orange. I guess it was meant to be! :)
Tennessee is going to switch to Nike gear in a year. What do you think about that?
I like Adidas. I have nothing against it. But when I heard we were going Nike, I was the happiest girl in the world.
The Lady Vols had a couple of tough losses in the regular season, and you tweeted your support of the program. What made you do that?
A tough loss doesn't always feel good. I tweeted my support to show them that I feel for them. I feel a part of the team already, and when they lose, I lose. We are a team and I am a part of that.
You have been named a SchollyMe, formerly WBCA All-American, a prestigious honor. The game will be played in California. What did being selected mean to you?
I was honored to be selected for the WBCA All-American team. It truly is something remarkable to play with some of the top players in the nation. It's one of many opportunities in my life that I will never take for granted.
Do you get a chance to talk sometimes to fellow signees Jaime Nared and Alexa Middleton? How excited are y'all to be coming to Tennessee?
We talk frequently. Usually in a group message about basketball. We share a bond that will be unbreakable.
We all bring something different to the table, and we are very excited to share our futures together winning national championships at Tennessee. Triple threat!
Have you seen Pat Summitt Plaza? If so, what did that mean to you?
I have seen the Pat Summitt Plaza. I have a picture with it too! ;) It means so much to be able to play at a school where the woman who changed the face of women's basketball once coached.
It's the chance of a lifetime, and for the next four years, I will definitely make the most of it.