Kris Dunn’s recruitment is over.
After narrowing his college list to Providence and Connecticut, Dunn, the nation’s top rated lead guard, made his college choice.
Dunn, a 6-foot-3, 175-pound guard out of New London (Conn.) High, committed to Providence on Wednesday.
“Providence and coach [Ed] Cooley were at all my games and they showed me the most love, ,ore than the other coaches,” Dunn told Scout.com. “He treated me and my family great.”
Cooley and his assistant coach Andre LaFluer built great relationships with Dunn and that certainly played a major role in his decision.
“Me and coach Cooley are the same people,” he said. “We are the under dogs and we want to prove to people we can do some big things. He has a big vision and I have his back on it.”
"Coach LaFluer is a great guy,” he added. “I just got done talking to him. Basically he's going to improve my game. He's a great guy to talk to and he worked out Kemba. I want him to work me like he did Kemba.”
Over the past year Dunn has grown as a prospect. He made his way into Scout.com’s top 100 in the spring and catapulted up the rankings after an impressive July.
Dunn has terrific size for the lead guard position, is an impressive all around athlete and is among the better passers in the 2012 class.
Providence now has a pair of 2012 commitments. Dunn joins Hampton (Va.) Kecoughtan standout Josh Fortune to make up their current class.
In the post July 2012 rankings Dunn checked in at No. 27 overall.