On Wednesday night, rising senior Ryan Dunn told Pittsburgh Sports Now that he would be including Pitt in his top 8 schools list, along with Boston College, Minnesota, Virginia, Georgetown, Maryland, Oklahoma State, and South Carolina.
“Coach Capel and all of the coaches were cool to me, they all seem like cool guys,” Dunn told Pittsburgh Sports Now the night of his announcement. “Coach Capel coming from Duke, so, he already knows how to coach in that top environment, so I feel like for me that would be a good fit. Pitt is close to home, so that would also be a plus for me too.”
Since announcing that he would reclassify back on May 12, Dunn’s recruitment has completely blown up and certainly opened new doors for his career. From mid-may until mid-August, he picked up 24 division one offers, and has now trimmed that list to eight.
“I feel my biggest strength is my shooting,” Dunn said. I’ve always been able to shoot since I was young because that’s something me and my dad have really worked on. I’ve really worked to be able to shoot the ball from all three levels and can shoot it at a very high rate. One thing that I’m working on is my game with my back to the basket because with my growing, being able to make shots with my back to the rim will be big.”
While he is ranked outside the top 200 on the 247 Sports Composite rankings, Dunn was recently mentioned by Rivals’ Basketball Recruiting Director Rob Cassidy in an article stating that Dunn is a “good bet” to make the newly updated Rivals top-150 rankings that will be coming out in late August.
“I think my confidence has improved the most,” Dunn added. “I still think I can work to be a little more aggressive but for me, it’s been about me getting to the rim, making more shots, my passing has gotten a lot better. Every game, as my shots have been dropping, I was just feeling a lot better and became very confident feeling that everything was going to fall.”
Pitt is currently also on the lists of wings Alphonzo Billups and Chisom Okpara, and is actively pursuing multiple other recruits at the position.
For an updated look at Pitt’s 2022 recruiting board, visit the link below.