Arkansas Commit Barry Dunning Crowned Gatorade's Player of the Year
Dunning Goes Back-to-Back!
If there was any doubt of the top player in the state of Alabama, four-star Arkansas commit Barry Dunning certainly quieted all naysayers by being crowned Gatorade’s Player of the Year yet again.
Dunning shined in his final season with McGill-Toolen Catholic, leading this squad to a 30-5 record, and made a strong run during the postseason despite an exit in the Class 6A state semifinals.
He was an absolute beast in and around the paint; he portrayed a lot of versatility, being able to put the ball on the floor, finishing with a smooth midrange shot. Dunning thrived under the basket, snatching down every rebound on both ends, getting second-chance shots whenever he pleased.
Dunning finished his senior year averaging 25.3 points and 12.9 rebounds per game, shooting almost 44% from beyond the arch putting on one of the best overall performances in the state.
Dunning was kind enough to share how it felt to win player of the year on back-to-back seasons.
“It’s nothing but a blessing,” he said. “I wouldn’t be in this position without my family and support system! It really shows that hard work on and off the court pays off!”