Player Preview- Kellen Dunham

Welcome to the third 2013-2014 player preview. Each preview will be broken down into three sections: Player Comparison, Player Breakdown, and This Season’s Outlook. In the Player Comparison section, I’ll be comparing each current Bulldog player to a past or present NBA or college player. More than anything, I will be comparing styles of play. In the Player Breakdown section, I’ll be breaking down the Bulldog player’s game focusing on strengths and weaknesses. Lastly, in the This Season Outlook section, I will go through what to expect this coming season from the player including predictions for roles and statistics.

 

KELLEN DUNHAM #24
G-F/6’6/185 lbs
Sophomore

 

PLAYER COMPARISON- J.J. Redick (Duke University/Los Angeles Clippers)


Both of these sharpshooters can absolutely light it up from outside. Neither player is a great athlete, but they more than make up for it with their scoring ability. Dunham has a little more size, which helps him have more of an advantage on the glass, but Redick is a better ball handler, as he is more of a combo guard. Here are some stats from Redick’s sophomore campaign, which I believe will end up resembling Dunham’s.

31 mpg, 16 ppg, 3 rpg, 2 apg, .5 spg, 40% 3PT FG

 

PLAYER BREAKDOWN

Strengths:

  • Shooting
  • Free-Throw Shooting
  • Basketball IQ
  • Conditioning
  • Work Ethic

Weaknesses

  • Quickness
  • Athleticism
  • Defense

 

THIS SEASON’S OUTLOOK

Stats Prediction:

35 mpg, 17 ppg, 4 rpg, 2 apg, .5 spg, 40% 3PT FG

With forward Roosevelt Jones out for the season, Dunham is arguably the best player on this Butler team. He will be the go-to scorer for the Dawgs and most likely will log up a lot of minutes both at the guard and small forward positions. He will have a chance to be a star this year and possibly make an All-Big East team. If this team wants to have any chance to make a push in the Big East this season, he will have to do just that.

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