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Brandon Dunson
Player Profile:
Brandon Dunson 1261914
Position: Guard
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 181
Year: Junior
Hometown: Bloomington, Ill.
High School: Bloomington Central Catholic
Experience: 1 Letter


Follow Brandon on Twitter
Sun Devil on the Spot (Pitchfork Posts/Jan. 6, 2011)
ASU Insider: Dunson's climb starts with family...with video of his dad dunking! ( 6, 2011)
A conversation with Brandon Dunson ( 24, 2010)
Dunson seeking leadership role (DevilsDigest/July 19, 2010)
Brandon's top five dunks from from 2009-10
Meet Brandon's brother Dodie, a former guard at Bradley

Measured close to 6-1 in socks, but he has a 6-7 wingspan and is an athletic freak. One of four southpaw newcomers on the squad in 2009-10 who saw action in 18 games and started in two. Signed with Tennessee-Chattanooga out of high school and started college at 17 years old and transferred to SIU-Edwardsville, but ended up at Wabash Valley Community College with the help of his brother Dodie, who played at Bradley, finishing his career in 2010-11. Reports had him with a 44-inch vertical leap while at Chattanooga. Says defense "is all about effort and hard" as he notes his dad taught him "your offense won't be there every night but your defense can." Born June 28, 1989.

Played in 18 games and started in two in his first season...had six points late in the Dec. 17 game at Nevada that gave the Sun Devils a thrilling 78-75 win on Dec. 17...entered game at Nevada at 4:13 mark and ASU up 62-58 and hit two free throws at 2:48 mark to give ASU 64-60 lead...nailed a three-pointer from corner with shot-clock winding down at 1:36 mark to give ASU 67-63 lead then had an assist on Ty Abbott three-pointer with 59 seconds left to give ASU 70-66 lead...hit another free throw with 38 seconds left to give ASU five-point lead...posted season-high 14 points was 5-of-8 from the floor with two three-pointers in 29 minutes in 60-55 win at Oregon on Jan. 1...had 10 second-half points in the Oregon win

Averaged 11.8 points, 4.6 assists and 3.4 boards per game at Wabash Valley in his sophomore year and shot 46 percent from the three-point stripe, 52 percent from the field and 71 percent from the free throw finished 28-5 and finished ranked 16th...played in 20 games for SIU-Edwardsville in 2008-09 after sitting out the first semester and averaged six points and had 15 points in Feb. 24 win over Oakland City...had eight boards at Seattle on Jan. 24 and posted five double-figure scoring games.

Selected by the IBCA as a first-team All-State pick in 2006-07 and the Corn Belt Conference MVP...earned MVP honors in State Farm Classic in 2006...a Chicago Sun Times first-team all-state pick...averaged 15 points, 10 boards and five assists in senior year.

The reason I wear my number is: my dad wore No. 21, my brother wore No. 1 so I took No. 2.
What's I am listening to: Trey Songz, Young Money, Gucci Mane, Isley Brothers, Trip Lee
What I'm reading: Our Daily Bread
Favorite flicks: The `Wood and The Players Club
Favorite food: Soul
Favorite athletes to watch in other sports: Brandon Hughes (New York Giants), Michael Hoomanawanui (St. Louis Rams), Denard Robinson and Josh Brent (Dallas Cowboys)
Favorite city to visit: Florida
Favorite value in others: Trust
Dream date: Christina Milian
My greatest love: Basketball
My heroes: My brother and parents
I can't live without: My Blackberry
My favorite player growing up was: Penny Hardaway
For relaxation, I: watch cartoons
The biggest role model in my basketball: my father
Favorite NBA team: Orlando Magic
Favorite NFL team: San Diego Chargers
Something no one knows about me is I was born in Gardena, Calif.

POINTS: 14 at Oregon (1/1/11)
FIELD GOALS MADE: 5 at Oregon (1/1/11)
FIELD GOALS ATTEMPTED: 8 at Oregon (1/1/11)
THREE-POINTERS MADE: 2 at Oregon (1/1/11)
THREE-POINTERS ATTEMPTED: 4 at Oregon (1/1/11)
FREE THROWS MADE: 4 vs. California (1/8/11)
FREE THROWS ATTEMPTED: 6 vs. California (1/8/11)
REBOUNDS: 3, 4 times, vs. Washington (2/17/11)
STEALS: 2 at Oregon (1/1/11)
ASSISTS: 2, 3 times, vs. California (1/8/11)
MINUTES: 29, 2 times, vs. Stanford (1/6/11)

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