The word electric comes to mind when talking about Rasheem Dunn. Last year’s team MVP is one of the most exciting players to watch out for in the upcoming season. Dunn can get up and down the floor with ease, and can get a bucket any time you ask him.
The Cleveland State transfer who once played alongside Shamorie Ponds in high school put everyone on notice early in the season last year under Mike Anderson. I think it’s safe to say that big things are in store for Rasheem Dunn this season, and it is going to be exciting to see.
2019-2020 Season Recap
Before winning the Christian L. Thomsen Memorial Award, awarded to MVP, Dunn showed out on a nightly basis and put all Johnnies fans on notice. He played roughly 30 minutes a night last season and started in 15 games. The Brooklyn native averaged 11.9 points per game, 3.8 boards and 3.4 assists per game. Dunn shot almost 38% from the field last year, a respectable number, but a number that Dunn will look to improve upon this year.
The way Rasheem can electrify the crowd is something that is going to be greatly missed this season. Thanks, COVID.
Biggest Games and Moments
I think we can all agree Rah had his fair share of big moments last year. There were a few though that stuck out. He had a season high of 24 points in a game against Villanova, where he shot 10-16. Yeah we know we lost by 20, but that showed that he was coming into his own throughout the middle of the season.
Dunn scored 9 of his 13 points in the second half in against West Virginia in the MSG home-opener. After he stripping the ball from WVUs Derek Culver, his clutch free throws at the end of the game sealed the victory for the Johnnies. That is when people starting to take notice of the baller that Rasheem Dunn is.
The 20 point win over 10th ranked Creighton in March was where everything came together. Rasheem dropped 19 points and 10 assists against the number 10 team in the country. That win was fucking dope. Excuse my language, I just miss it. Just check out this sequence below.
What to expect this year
Look for Dunn to ball out. Yeah I know that’s easy to say, but after how he played last year, and the more than likely chance to start most games, it’ll be fun to watch Rah go to work. He has a chance to take a big step in a season where some people are looking over the Red Storm. It will be interesting to see how he plays alongside Vince, Isaih, and other new guys this year, and I can’t wait for it. The Big East has never been more competitive, with a lot of talent running throughout the conference. Let’s go to work Rasheem.