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West Virginia has offered another junior college basketball prospect, but what class will he land in?

West Virginia recently offered Columbia State swingman T.J. Dunans, an athletic slasher who attacks the basket or his opponent with equal ferocity.

"He's always coming at you," Columbia head coach Brian Collins told BlueGoldNews.com. "He's very intense and aggressive. He gets about 2-3 blocks per game and is third or fourth in the country in steals."

Dunans, who also recently gathered an offer from Auburn, averages 20.5 points and 8.5 rebounds per game. He's not an accomplished 3-point shooter, but gets many of his points on drives to the hoop and trips to the free throw line. He's a force on the glass, where he's grabbed ten or more boards in ten of his 26 games this year.

"He's very aggressive, and he has a high basketball IQ," Collins said. "He is really strong driving and going to the basket."

Dunans, who attended Brevard College last year but did not play, would have three years to play three in Division I if he graduates this spring, but that is up in the air at this point. How that plays out could have an effect on his recruitment, but if he doesn't earn enough credits to graduate this spring, his next year is already set.

"If he doesn't graduate," he's coming back to Columbia," Collins noted.

On the court and in the locker room, Dunans is a dynamic figure that has helped Columbia to a 24-2 record and a #3 national ranking as of Feb. 25.

"He's a dynamic, guy, flamboyant and very outgoing. Collins related. "He's our captain, and he's outspoken and a good leader for us."

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