Posted On: 11/13/19 12:30 PM
It’s official – Grant Dunn is a Lion. The lanky 6-foot-6, 160-pound wing from Silverton had actually decided to attend Multnomah a while back, but wanted to make sure all the i’s were dotted and the t’s were crossed before making things final. Dunn has been fully accepted into the school and is now on the team, and it finalizes a decision that was fairly easy for him to make.
“I went on a visit there in June and I got to spend some time with (assistant) coach (Jason) Patterson,” Dunn said. “I got to see a workout and I went to dinner with him and two players. The players are really nice and good to talk to – they didn’t treat me like one of the new guys, they treated me like one of them. I wanted to go to a Christian school and I like how small it is, there are about 14 students per class.”
Of course, Dunn will be playing basketball at Multnomah and the fit there was just right as well. “They are really fast-paced, up-tempo, and shoot a lot of threes and that’s what I was kind of looking for,” Dunn continued. “I like Coach Patterson and in August I went back and met Coach (Curt) Bickley and I really like him too. That helped me (to commit) quite a bit.”
A spot-up shooting specialist, Dunn certainly can rain threes from the outside and as a taller wing, creates some mismatches with his skill. But the senior isn’t planning on being one-dimensional as he knows he’ll be called upon to contribute more at the college level.
“I’m still working on getting stronger and I want to get better at rebounding,” Dunn said. “I’m going to go in there next year and I’m not going to be just a shooter and stand out by the three-point line. I’ve got to be able to go in and more rebounds too, so I’ve got to get better at that.”
Dunn will have his senior season to focus on getting better as an all-around player but he’s most definitely looking forward to the challenges ahead – for the team as well as himself.
“We have David (Gonzales), Owen Cote, and I and we’re going to be senior leaders and we’ve got some really good young guys like Jordan (McCarty), Vernon Porter, Jackson Senter, and Lucas Roth that are going to help us a whole lot too,” Dunn said. “I’m excited to go out there and battle with them. I think we’re going to get to state, the Final Eight at Gill Coliseum – that’s our goal – and ultimately get to the state championship and hopefully bring one home.”
Dunn currently ranks as the #45 ranked player in the PrepHoops Oregon Class of 2020 rankings.