The state’s returning Gatorade Player of the Year, the 6-foot-6, 210-pound senior guard and forward averaged 25.3 points and 12.9 rebounds per game this past season, leading the Yellow Jackets (30-5) to the Class 6A state semifinals. Dunning also compiled 3.3 steals, 2.6 assists and 1.7 blocks per game while shooting 43.7 percent from behind the arc. A two-time Class 6A First Team All-State selection, he is ranked as the nation’s No. 76 recruit in the Class of 2022 by ESPN.com.
Dunning has maintained a 3.05 GPA in the classroom. He has signed a national letter of intent to play basketball on scholarship at the University of Arkansas this fall.
Dunning has launched a non-profit that focuses on the mental health of athletes. He has volunteered locally at the James Seals Community Center and the Ronald McDonald House in Mobile, and he has donated his time as a youth basketball coach.