Arkansas hoops picks up 2nd commit for 2022
Good things come to those who wait and that proved true for Arkansas on Monday.
After delaying his announcement by a day, Rivals150 wing Barry Dunning Jr. has committed to the Razorbacks. He is their second commit in the 2022 class.
The Mobile, Ala., native and No. 116 overall player in the country wrapped up his official visit to Fayetteville last month and it went so well that there was speculation that he would commit on the spot or soon after.
Instead, Dunning set July 4 as his commitment date and created some drama by pushing it back to the day after the holiday.
Arkansas beat out a pair of in-state SEC programs, Alabama and Auburn, as well as LSU, Ole Miss, Memphis and others for Dunning's services.
The 6-foot-6 wing has a plethora of accolades to his name, including 2021 Gatorade Alabama Player of the Year and 2021 Super All-State Team, plus he's a two-time 6A first-team All-State selection.
As a junior, he averaged 21.5 points, 11.3 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 2.1 steals and 1.8 blocks per game at McGill-Toolen High School.
Dunning attended the Arkansas baseball game against NJIT in the Fayetteville Regional and reportedly fell in love with the atmosphere and fans.
He joins in-state commit and fellow Rivals150 member Joseph Pinion in the 2022 class for the Razorbacks.