May 7, 2007

Dunigan staying a hot prospect

Our first look this spring at 6-foot-9, 235-pound Michael Dunigan of
Chicago Farragut. That look came Friday night in Fort Wayne as the young
prospect suited up for his Mean Streets summer team as they clashed with the
loaded Team Reebok All-Stars in an early pool game in the Bill Hensley Memorial
Run 'N Slam event. Despite facing the likes of 6-foot-11 centers Philip Jurick
and Kenny Frease, Dunigan went to work inside and in transition. By the
end of the game, Dunigan had accumulated 22 points and Mean Streets had a
victory over a team with significantly more highly ranked talent.


The rest of the weekend saw Mean Streets dominate all comers in Fort Wayne
and they topped things off yesterday afternoon with a 61-38 blowout win over The
Family. Dunigan had eight points in the championship game victory and
would had more if he had not sat out much of the second half.


Coming into this spring he was the highest ranked
player nationally from the state of Illinois. That has led to some intense
recruiting by the likes of Illinois, Purdue, DePaul, Iowa, and Wisconsin among
others. Indiana has been mentioned recently but when asked about that the
young post player lived up to his reputation as not being forthcoming on his
recruiting picture.




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