Down in Fayetteville sits a program that is 12-0 on the season and catching the attention of many around the state. The Westover Wolverines, led by head coach George Stackhouse, sit undefeated on the season and much of that success has been due to the play of junior guard D’Marco Dunn.
Dunn has been a bucket-getter this year, averaging 20.7 points, 8.4 rebounds, 2.0 assists, and 3.3 steals per game for the Wolverines, which has allowed him to earn three offers already from college programs. But he is staying focused and knows that he can continue to improve his overall game.
“It has been well so far, averaging a little over 20 points per game but I still know that I can play much better,” Dunn told Phenom Hoops. “I just have to follow the coach’s blueprint for me, as well as the team. At the end of the day though, we haven’t lost a game and winning is most important.”
Dunn mentioned that the coaching staff at Westover has helped him tremendously improve his game by keeping it simple, as he has been able to show his full arsenal on the offensive end.
“It has really evolved,” Dunn said about his game. “Coach Stack has really helped me simplify my game, so I would like to say its straight to the point with me looking to be aggressive on the offensive end. I feel like I can do a little bit of everything, so when I catch, I’m looking to shoot first, drive, and then swing. And of course, competing on the defensive end.”
Dunn recently picked up an offer from VCU back in November and then added East Carolina not long after and it seems that both programs have been staying in touch.
“Love them both,” he said. “Both have been contacting a lot, just checking in on me and my day. They are just two really solid and quality programs.”
Now up to three offers (VCU, East Carolina, and UTEP), other schools are recognizing Dunn’s potential and are expressing interest as well. Transferring from Arizona, not only are schools around North Carolina coming on strong but west coast programs are continuing to stay in touch as well.
“UNCG came down a couple of weeks ago, had a great talk with them,” Dunn said. “Some schools I’ve talked to from the circuit mostly are west coast schools like Riverside, New Mexico, and BYU; all have contacted me recently.”
Dunn said that UNCG and VCU have been talking about setting up visits soon, while the west coast schools are checking in to see his interest in playing back on that side of the country. He mentioned that there are “some great programs out there (on the west coast)” and that he does enjoy the environment that those programs have to offer.
Right now though, Dunn doesn’t have any visits planned as of yet but his recruitment has just begun. Only a junior, Dunn knows that this is a big season for him and his name should start popping up more around the state of North Carolina.
“Been a blessing most definitely. Everything that I’ve been receiving I felt like I deserved and I’ve wanted for a long time, so to see it gradually pick up is a good feeling. I knew this year was going to be important coming into it, so I just prepared as much as I could and with the tools I’ve developed, I can go get everything I can on the court. And that is my mindset going into games.”– Dunn said when asked about what it has been like to see his recruitment pick up and his mindset coming into the season