Posted On: 08/26/19 10:20 AM

McGill-Toolen's dynamic duo might be one of the most underrated pairings in the state. Cole Larue and Barry Dunning form a very impressive front court down in Mobile. Larue is a 6'8 highly skilled 4/5, while Dunning is a 6'5-6'6 ultra athletic 3. Both players will hit the glass hard and make plays for each other. Here is a break down of each player and how to defend.

Cole Larue: Average athlete. Very soft hands. Comfortable playing with his back to the basket or facing up. Can put the ball on the floor for 2-3 dribbles. Can stretch the floor to the 3 point line. Alters shots on defense. Solid rebounder. Very good post passer. Needs to continue developing post moves and demand the ball more. 

Defending Larue: Make him uncomfortable. Crowd his space in the mid post. Do not allow him to dissect your defense. Stunt at him once he puts the ball on the floor. Make him finish over top. Do not allow him to shoot in rhythm. Make Larue hit shots off the bounce. Keep him off the offensive glass.

Barry Dunning: Top 3 talent in the 2022 class. Ultra athletic. Long armed. Can play multiple positions. Defends multiple positions.

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