Friday, August 5, 2011
New England Renaissance Series: #8 Kris Dunn
The New England Renaissance Series is an ongoing countdown of some of the best prospects in the region regardless of class. It is important not to dwell on the order of the rankings but rather on the unprecedented amount of talent the region possesses.
#8 Kris Dunn (2012)
Height: 6'3 Weight: 180
Hometown: New London Connecticut
School Team: New London High School
Travel Team: CBC
One of the fastest rising players in the country is New London's Kris Dunn. Dunn uses elite quickness and a serviceable outside shot to put immense pressure on opposing defenses. It would be criminal if we also didn't include Dunn's confidence as a tool. It is clear that all of the players around him feed off it. Here is his ESPN evaluation and highlight video.
Dunn is a young and talented guard who is really just beginning to scratch the surface of his potential. The key for him is confidence; he finally believes he is a player. He has good versatility in the backcourt, able to play either guard position because of his length and skills with the ball in his hands. He shoots the ball well off the catch or the dribble, gets to the rim equally well in the open floor or the quarter court, and will also create for his teammates. It's a good mix getting buckets and distributing the ball. He has all the physical capabilities to blossom into a good defender as well.