Kris Dunn has been the highest riser of all the point guards in the 2012 class. Now that his successful run on the travel circuit is over, he is ready to choose between two Big East schools.
On either Wednesday or Thursday, Dunn is planning to announce between Connecticut and Providence.
Connecticut's track record of winning championships and developing NBA players is appealing to Dunn, while the opportunity to play large minutes and have a significant impact at Providence is alluring to Dunn.
"UConn is a great program and just won a national title," said Dunn, who is from New London, Connecticut but will attend Wilbraham and Monson Academy in Massachusetts next year. "And it is close to home. Both schools are close actually, and it's important that my family and friends can watch me play.
"With Providence Coach (Ed) Cooley is a great coach, and we really connected. There is a great opportunity to get on the court there. That's really important, actually. Providence has upside there.
"But UConn has a great reputation for developing players and sending them to the NBA, and Coach (Jim) Calhoun did a great job with Kemba Walker."
At a lengthy 6 feet 3, Dunn is a force on both ends of the court. After coming onto the circuit as a virtually unknown prospect nationally, Dunn has steadily risen in the rankings. He will make another significant jump into the upper five-star range when the Rivals150 is updated later this week.