Former Virginia walk-on Ryan Dunn enters NBA draft

League: NCAA Basketball

Posted on: 16 Apr, 2024 at 04:03 PM

Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Former Virginia walk-on Ryan Dunn took the next step in his remarkable rise Tuesday by entering the 2024 NBA Draft.

The 6-foot-8 sophomore guard is ranked No. 31 on ESPN's top-100 prospects list heading into the June 26-27 draft.

Dunn originally committed to the Cavaliers without a scholarship, then averaged just 12.9 minutes per game off the bench as a freshman.

He broke out in 2023-24, however, averaging 8.1 points, 6.9 rebounds, 2.3 blocks and 1.3 steals in 34 games (all starts).

"I want to thank Coach (Tony) Bennett, as well as the entire coaching staff for believing in me and taking a chance on me," Dunn posted on X, formerly Twitter, on Tuesday. "To my teammates, suiting up with you guys has been something that I will cherish forever, you will always be my brothers."

Dunn grabbed scouts' attention this season with his outstanding athletic ability and 7-foot-2 wingspan. He scored in double figures 11 times and recorded five double-doubles.

--Field Level Media