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Pitt Prospect Profile: Jalik Dunkley-Distant Breaks Down Skill Set



Recently, the Pitt hoops staff offered class-of-2024 prospect Jalik Dunkley-Distant, a guard from Canada.

Shortly afterwards, the intriguing rising junior prospect broke down his game in an interview with Pittsburgh Sports Now to help Pitt fans learn more about his game.

Dunkley-Distant is a 6-foot-7, 188-pound prospect who classifies himself as a point guard. He plays his high-school ball for Orangeville Prep in Ontario, Canada and plays his AAU ball for Bounce Elite on the Nike circuit.

“The summer went well,” he told Pittsburgh Sports Now. “I received looks from great Division One programs while playing in the EYBL. We played against some high-level competition. Although we didn’t get the results we wanted coming in, my team and I grew as basketball players which was one of the goals we had. We will definitely be back next year!”

Dunkley-Distant holds offers from Pitt, Rhode Island, Washington State, and Syracuse, with as well as reported interest from Arizona, Mississippi State and the G-League’s Ignite squad.

“[I’m] definitely a two-way player, [I’m] versatile,” he added. “On the court, my strength is getting downhill and not only being able to create for myself — as I’d say I’m a three-level scorer — but for my teammates as well.”

Dunkley-Distant is surely a prospect to watch in Pitt’s 2024 recruiting efforts, as the Panthers’ staff has gotten in early and likes what it is seeing so far. His game has taken steps up to the elite level, and he is now ranked as a top-75 player in the nation by Rivals. 

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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