A week after signing to play his collegiate ball at Ohio Christian University, Valley senior Hayden Dunn isn’t quite finished with his high school basketball obligations.
Dunn has been chosen to compete in the North-South Boys State Basketball All-Star Game. He will compete against the top players throughout Ohio.
According to Valley coach Scott Rolfe, Dunn is only the second player in Indian history to play in the North-South game. Brian Bear competed in the contest after the 93-94 season concluded.
Rolfe knows how hard his senior worked for this opportunity.
“I think it’s a great recognition, especially for what he’s done for the Valley program,” Rolfe said. “It’s his devotion to the game. Once he decided to pursue basketball over football, he hit the weights, and he turned himself into a basketball player and not a dual sport.”
Dunn is the reigning District III, Division 14 Player of the Year and is a two-time SOC II Player of the Year. The Indians are coming off a 24-3 season where they were ranked No. 1 throughout the campaign.
Valley won its third straight SOC II title as Dunn led the Indians with 15 points per game, while recording over eight rebounds per contest and he dished out over three assists per night.
The Division III contest is scheduled to tip off around 3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 27, at Ohio Dominican University in Columbus.
Chris Slone can be reached at 353-3101, ext 298, or on Twitter @crslone.