Wednesday, August 24, 2011
New London's Dunn commits to Providence
ESPN senior basketball recruiting analyst Dave Telep is reporting that New London (Conn.) guard Kris Dunn, considered by many the nation's top uncommitted point guard, has verbally committed to Providence College for the 2012-13 season.
The 6-foot-3 Dunn visited the Providence campus today, and gave a verbal commitment to head coach Ed Cooley earlier today. Yesterday, Dunn told Telep he would be deciding between the Friars and in-state UConn by the end of this week.
"Providence is a special place for me," Dunn said. "I have a great connection with the coaches but most importantly with [coach Ed Cooley]. He made my family and I feel at home and like we were wanted."
In the eyes of many, this is a home run for the Friars. Dunn is the No. 30 overall player in the Class of 2012, and at least one national analyst -- Telep -- calls it the biggest addition for Providence since Pete Gillen landed former Washington Wizard and Manhattan high school legend God Shammgod back in 1995.