Kris Dunn Captivates Crowd

dave@friarblog —  January 8th, 2012 8:54 AM —  Comments
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Kris Dunn gave a taste of playing dominating basketball in the state of Rhode Island by helping his New London team take down St. Raphael’s in Warwick in front of a packed house on Saturday night. Dunn scored 32 points and pulled down TWENTY SIX rebounds (17 offensive!) in the 66-55 win.

photo by @lucashapiro

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Money in the bank: Dunn was more than money.

If anything, he was all the gold in Fort Knox.

“The thing is we couldn’t stop Dunn,” Sorrentine said. “We tried everything. We tried to play him full-court man and then pick him up and double him. That wasn’t working because he was getting to the hoop.

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“It was a great atmosphere, a lot of fans and two great teams going at it,” New London star Kris Dunn said. “I’m proud of my team. We worked hard and came out with a win.”

Yes, Dunn put on another dazzling performance, scoring a game-high 32 points and grabbing 26 rebounds, including 17 offensive rebounds. He used his quickness to penetrate the lane and wore out a path to the foul line, sinking 16 free throws.

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But it wasn’t just the way Dunn ran up court, it was the way he ran with authority that had so many in the stands cheering him on tonight; had so many recruiting analysts throwing praise over the last nine months; and had even one nationally-respected analyst calling him the Friars’ most important backcourt recruit since God Shammgod.

Over and over on the defensive end, Dunn would spring towards the rim, grab the loose ball and immediately turn up court with a full head of steam. Rinse and repeat at the other end, where Dunn picked up 12 offensive rebounds on the night.

St. Ray's coach Tom Sorrentine compared Kris Dunn to former Providence star and NJ Net Marshon Brooks. "Gets where he wants to go"
Brendan Hall
Kris Dunn almost made the building explode just now. No lie.
Lucas Shapiro
I'm not keeping a rebound count, but Kris Dunn must have somewhere close to 10 off. boards. Never quits on a play.
Christian Bradley
@ Hahahaha Kris Dunn just made a kid fall down. Literally fall down.
Shane Spellman

Here are the highlights:

Here is an interview with Dunn after the game.

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