Washington State may have missed out on a couple of it's recruiting targets recently, but Ernie Kent rebounded, securing a verbal commitment from point guard Trevor Dunbar on Sunday, according to Braulio Perez.
"Coach Kent loves my game, and I love the way he coaches and his style of play," Dunbar said, according to SFExaminer.com. "They watched my film and they decided I was the point guard they need."
At 5-foot-10, Dunbar won't bring much size to Pullman, but he will bring some ridiculous handles. As a point guard you'd think Dunbar was capable of handling the ball, but he makes high school games look like And 1 exhibitions with a deep repertoire of moves, jukes and other tactics. He's a crafty player and appears to be a good passer. His shot is somewhat of a question, but his coach Tim Reardon said it's much improved after some considerable work.
"He worked hard on his jumper in the summer, and he showed he could shoot it," Reardon said. "He improved greatly, and he had a game against Serra where he made seven of eight from the 3-point line."
You can see the evolution of Dunbar's shot, because there are more than a dozen highlight vidoes on YouTube, dating back to his freshman season. Seriously, there is a Trevor Dunbar YouTube playlist with 25 videos. I've watched about a half-dozen of them and it's basically basketball-handling porn. I have no idea if he'll be able to get away with the same moves and passes in the Pac-12 that he did in high school or if he'll get called for a million carrying violations, but it is fun to watch. Here's just a small taste:
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A native of San Francisco, Dunbar attended St. Ignatius College Prep, where he posted averages of 22 points, six assists and three rebounds per game. For his efforts Dunbar was named West Catholic Athletic League Player of the Year. Dunbar’s a highly entertaining player, and his creativity was a quality St. Ignatius head coach Tim Reardon discussed in an article written earlier this spring.
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