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Top-50 junior Barry Dunning updates his recruitment

March 22, 2021

Barry Dunning is one of the most interesting prospects in the 2022 class.

Hoop dreams? oh, and Barry also has Doctor dreams. The 6-foot-6 prospect is not only a high-level prospect rated within the Top-50 juniors in America, but, Dunning told the last time we spoke that one day he hopes to achieve his dream of becoming a doctor.

Dunning has been a highly-touted prospect for quite some time. During his freshman and sophomore seasons, several scouts came in and watched the future NBA hopeful and he has asserted himself as one of the must-get players in the current junior class.

This spring and summer, he will now have the chance to prove himself one on one of the highest levels of basketball in the world: The EYBL circuit. Dunning will be playing his AAU basketball with Nightrydas Elite, the Florida-based AAU program usually loaded with talent, and clearly, they aren’t doing any slowing down.

In addition, Dunning hit the 1,000-point plateau this season, another nice addition to the nice high school resume of the Alabama native. Makes you wonder, what will he do during his senior year? Only time will tell.

Dunning updated on his recruitment and broke down a few programs heavily involved in his recruitment.

Which programs are heavily involved in your recruitment?

“Samford, WKU, Alabama, Arkansas, Memphis, Auburn, Georgia Tech, Ole Miss, LSU.”

What are your thoughts on the Arkansas system and how they’ve played?

“They play at a very fast pace and they love being out on the break. They’ve got an open offense to let their players just go to work together.”

And how about for the Alabama Crimson Tide?

“It’s the home state. They really excel on the break and the best three-point shooting teams play with a chip on their shoulder and that’s what I see.”

What about a program like Memphis?

“They are big on player development, working on each player's game, breaking down film, etc. At game time, the coaching stays put and they let the players work.”

How would you describe your game?

“I’m a three-level scorer. Take defense just as hard as I do offensively. The mid-range game is what I feel is unique about my game and how well I play on the fast break.”

And in what areas do you feel you need the most work?

“Really getting my body right. Improving my ball-handling and shooting.”

Commitment timeline?

“Around December or January.”

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