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Arizona target, Tucson native D’Marco Dunn sets commitment date


A 2021 prospect who grew up in the Tucson area is set to pick his college next week, and the Arizona Wildcats are on his short list.

D’Marco Dunn, a 4-star shooting guard who began his high school career in nearby Marana but now plays for Westover High School in Fayetteville, N.C., will choose between Arizona, Clemson, Georgia, Louisville, North Carolina, Texas and Vanderbilt on Wednesday.

The 6-foot-4 Dunn is ranked by 247Sports as the No. 79 player in the 2021 class, as well as the 16th-best shooting guard and No. 2 prospect from North Carolina.

Dunn spoke highly of Arizona in August, saying “that’s my hometown school, and Coach (Sean) Miller and them, they just want the hometown kid back and think I’d do really well representing.”

However, Vanderbilt and North Carolina are the industry favorites for Dunn, with the Tar Heels garnering five of the six Crystal Ball and FutureCast predictions.

As a junior, Dunn averaged 20.4 points, 7.2 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 2.7 steals per game on 54 percent shooting, including 45 percent from 3-point range. He compares himself to Damian Lillard, while ESPN recruiting expert Paul Biancardi uses ex-Kentucky star Shai Gilgeous-Alexander as a comparison.

Check out Dunn’s highlights below.

Arizona currently has one commitment in the 2021 recruiting class in 4-star California combo guard K.J. Simpson. It has recently missed on several top targets, including 5-star centers Paolo Banchero and (Kentucky) Nathan Bittle (Oregon) and 4-star power forward Ben Gregg (Gonzaga).