By Jeff Lund
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Friday Apr. 19, 2002
Dunn recruited for Wildcats
The recruits just keep coming for head coach Lute Olson.
Yesterday, 6-foot-7 forward Chris Dunn inked his letter of intent, adding to an already highly touted incoming freshman class.
"I believe Chris is a great addition to our recruiting class," Olson said. "He is a great compliment to the kids we've already signed in terms of size versatility and athletic ability."
Olson said the ability to get a recruit such as Dunn away from other schools in the region is very rewarding to the coaching staff.
"To be able to go into Hobbs and sign such a quality player like Chris shows that our staff is able to identify and successfully recruit the best talent in the region," Olson said.
Associate head coach Jim Rosborough said Dunn embodies a great deal of potential.
"Chris Dunn is the sleeper recruit in the country," Rosborough said. "Not only is he a great athlete, but Chris is a quality person as well. He is a quick jumper who is long and athletic. He really liked our program and fit right in on his official visit."
The 180-pound Dunn averaged 17.0 points, 12.3 rebounds and 4.0 blocks per game last season for Hobbs High School in Hobbs, N.M. While at Hobbs, Dunn led his team to a 101-9 record over four years.
Dunn shot 59.8 percent from the field and 52.1 percent from 3-point range.
Hanour heading to sunny San Diego
Former Arizona basketball player Travis Hanour will return to the NCAA Division I hardwood with the San Diego State Aztecs.
The former Arizona swingman signed a letter of intent Wednesday with SDSU.
The 6-foot-6, 195-pound Hanour was one of the jewels of a deep Arizona recruiting class two years ago.
Though Hanour was touted as one of the best pure shooters on the team by coaches, he spent his time as a Wildcat buried under a high-octane lineup during Arizona's run to the national championship game in 2001.
Hanour was expected to be a major player last season, but opted to transfer.
"I didn't leave because of playing time,'' Hanour told the North County Times. "It was personal issues with the coaches. I wasn't too happy there in Tucson. I didn't like Tucson.''
Hanour averaged 3.1 points and 1.4 rebounds per game during his one season as a Wildcat.
However, he will not be eligible to play until Dec. 15 due to NCAA regulations that say transfers must sit out for one year.