Providence Gets it Dunn

New England Recruiting Report | Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Providence Gets it Dunn

When Kris Dunn announced on Tuesday that his final two schools were UConn and Providence more than a couple eyebrows were raised. 

A day later he formally announced what many had already assumed, that he was committing to Providence. 

The commitment is a huge victory for first year Friars head coach Ed Cooley, who made it his top priority to follow Dunn throughout the summer. 

That summer followed up an extremely impressive spring and has him currently ranked as the second highest point guard in the national class and the 30th best prospect overall on the ESPNU 100. 

ESPN senior recruiting analyst Dave Telep said this was the most important commitment Providence has landed since God Shamgod in 1995. 

Not only is Dunn one of the highest ranked players to ever commit to Providence, but he's also a local product with the potential to open the flood gates in New England.  Ricardo Ledo reportedly joined Dunn on Providence's campus on Wednesday while the Friars are also among Zach Auguste's final choices. 

With his recruitment now behind him Dunn will now shift his focus to leading New London to another state title, after deciding to return to his local high school earlier this week, and making a bid for the McDonald's All-American game.