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Kris Dunn is currently featured on the ESPN Recruiting homepage with a pretty cool pic.

The headline? I’ve think we’ve seen this before not too long ago.

Come on, folks. We can’t get another headline for Dunn? Josh Fortune better get the same treatment over the next few months, or he’s going to feel pretty left out when he joins the team next year.  ”Oh, we were rated higher than you, AND you are not a Friar on Friar! LOL”

Kris Dunn vs. Charles Correa

dave@friarblog —  January 4th, 2012 12:46 PM —  Comments

In a game that has been highly anticipated all season, New London will be taking on Rhode Island’s Saint Raphael Academy on Saturday in Rhody. Adam Finkelstein posted a great article on ESPN Boston about the matchup between the team’s two best players, Kris Dunn and St. Raphael’s Charles Correa.

ESPN Boston: Tale of the Tape: Kris Dunn vs. Charles Correa

While recruiting may have nothing to do with Saturday’s match-up between Kris Dunn and Charles Correa, ultimately the methodology may prove to be somewhat similar. Dunn’s size, length, and versatility are at the heart of what helped to propel him atop the national rankings this summer. This weekend, it could be those same tools that prove to be the deciding factor in his match-up with Correa. The St. Raphael guard may actually have a slight edge in terms of sheer offensive skills, but when those skills are put to the test in the context of a full court game, Dunn’s total package could prove too much to handle.

Check out some great footage and analysis of Kris Dunn from games in the Northeast Christmas Classic that was played the past two days. You can watch the full game from last night against St. Joseph’s here.

“I had to slow down so many videos to see what he did”

via HoopRootz

Watch Kris Dunn and New London LIVE

dave@friarblog —  December 28th, 2011 8:06 PM —  Comments

Kris Dunn and New London are currently playing St. Joseph’s, the top ranked team in Connecticut. Watch live below.

UPDATE: Watch the replay below. Dunn scored 27 points in the loss, and fouled out with 7 minutes to play on some questionable calls.

Watch live streaming video from theday at


Kris Dunn scored 31 points in a win last night, but fouled out in the last minute with New London up 6 points. His teammates were able to close it out and beat Connecticut’s fourth ranked team Trinity Catholic.

The Day:No. 6 New London knocks off No. 4 Trinity Catholic 72-63

And the sixth-ranked Whalers learned quite happily Tuesday night that its defending champion basketball team is a whole lot more than Kris Dunn and the Dunn-ettes.

It was evident all game, with everyone contributing a little of this and some of that during New London’s 72-63 victory over Trinity Catholic in the Northeast Christmas Classic at Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard.

Stamford Advocate: New London downs Trinity boys basketball

Dunn had 13 points in the opening period — including three layups off steals on the press — as the Whalers erased what would turn out to be the Crusaders’ final lead of the game, 17-14, with nine unanswered points.

“Kris Dunn is obviously our star, but we do have other players,” New London coach Craig Parker said.

Broadcasted an event in CT last night for @msg_varsity- Kris Dunn-New London HS is a huge get for Cooley at Providence. All BE Rookie level
Dec 28 via webFavoriteRetweetReply

Watch Kris Dunn Live Wednesday Night

dave@friarblog —  December 27th, 2011 10:06 AM —  Comments

Friars fans will have the opportunity to see Kris Dunn in action on Wednesday night. It will be exciting to see PC’s future point guard, but I’m more curious to see how he keeps pulling off these 40 point / 17 rebound performances. Be sure to tune in online at 8PM. to livestream New London-St. Joseph game on Wednesday

Wednesday’s high school boys’ basketball matchup between reigning state champions New London (Class L) and St. Joseph of Trumbull (Class LL) can be viewed livestream on at 8 p.m.

The game is part of the Northeast Holiday Classic and is being played at the 10,000-seat Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport.

Kris Dunn scored 40 points and pulled down 17 rebounds in New London’s 93-64 win over Fitch last night.

Here are the highlights:

Here are Dunn’s lines for the first three games (in which New London went 2-1).

12/16: 46 points, 19 rebounds
12/17: 26 points, 17 rebounds
12/20: 40 points, 17 rebounds

I asked Gavin Keefe (who covers high school sports for The Day) on Twitter how in the world Dunn keeps piling up his crazy amount of rebounds as a point guard.

tjcotterTim Cotter
in reply to @friarblog

@friarblog@tjcotter Competition is not strong in New London’s league. But Dunn is working hard for rebounds.
Dec 21 via webFavoriteRetweetReply

Despite their big win, it apparently wasn’t good enough given the teams lofty expectations.

Fitch was leading 38-37. Chad Graham, a Fitch senior, had 24 points at the time. Fitch was playing better, harder.
That was all the former Whaler needed to see, especially after New London (gulp) had the audacity to lose to Hillhouse the other day.

We’d have killed this team, he said.

“He’s absolutely right,” senior Kris Dunn said, even after he finished with 40 points and 17 rebounds. “It starts with defense.”

Kris Dunn and New London played for the 2nd night in a row, this time a tough road contest against Hillhouse. This game was a nice test according to @Jvj88 on Twitter, who tweeted me last night:

@friarblog yea will be a sign of toughness , if you can win at hillhouse you can whin anywhere in ct, #homecourtadvantage

@friarblog to be honest no one, but the crowd will be very rowdy, and tough depth will be the true test. Freddie Wilson is be pg from lstr

However, it sounds like Dunn couldn’t dominate like he did scoring 46 the night before, and his team lost for the first time since early last season. Triple teams will do that.

Hartford Courant: Boys Basketball: Hillhouse Defeats New London 64-61

Yes Kris Dunn scored 26 at Doc Hurley Field House in Hartford. But he didn’t dominate. He had to work hard for every point. Hillhouse did a fine job of pressuring him with double teams and some times triple teams. He was adept at passing to open teammates, but often they missed shots.

Dunn also secured SEVENTEEN rebounds on top of his 26 points (half which came from the line, per @GavinKeefe of the TheDay).

More Links

The Day: Hillhouse ends NL’s 28 Game Streak

Here are some highlights of New London defeating Norwich Free Academy last night in their season opener. Kris Dunn dropped 46 points and had 10 rebounds.


Kris Dunn Dominates in Season Opener

dave@friarblog —  December 16th, 2011 9:07 PM —  Comments

In front of future coach Ed Cooley, Kris Dunn scored 46 points (29 in the first half) in his season opener, as his New London team defeated Norwich Free Academy 83-72. According to @TheMrSpellman, he “came up big in the last two minutes with a steal and some free throws to seal it”. Apparently, he also had a Marvin Barnes-esque 19 boards.

Kris Dunn is a ridiculous athlete, runs the floor like a deer #friars
Dec 17 via Twitter for iPhoneFavoriteRetweetReply

NFA coach Neal Curland on Dunn: “I don’t know if anyone in the state can slow him down. He’s going to be a star in the Big East.”
Dec 17 via webFavoriteRetweetReply

@jeffborzello Kris Dunn with 20 and 6 4:42 left in the first half. Dominating.
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