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Men's Basketball - Mon, Apr. 28, 2014

LUCASVILLE, OH - Head Coach Tony Stockman is pleased to announce Hayden Dunn as the latest addition to OCU basketball.  Dunn signed his letter of intent at Lucasville Valley High School alongside his family and high school coaches.

Dunn enjoyed sensational senior season, averaging 15.8 points, 8.2 rebounds, and 3.2 assists per game as he led his team in all three statistical categories.  He was selected as 1st Team All-Ohio selection by the AP following his senior year.  He was also named District Player of the Year and received SOC Player of the Year honors for the 2nd straight year.

Hayden led his team to a 61-11 record over the course of his three seasons on the varsity team under the direction of head coach Scott Rolfe.  He was star performer in the classroom as well with a 3.93 GPA that earned him Academic All-Ohio recognition.  His GPA was the 2nd highest in the state among Division III basketball players in the Ohio High School Athletic Association.

The senior was an impact player on the football gridiron as well, being named the Conference Lineman of the Year as a senior.  Dunn received All-Ohio honors as a senior in addition to being named 1st Team All-District for the 2nd straight year.  He tallied 97 tackles and 7 sacks as a defensive end while going for 175 receiving yardsand 2 touchdowns as a tight end.

Dunn will major in Middle School Education at Ohio Christian University and has a goal to teach and coach after graduation.  

"I am looking forward to growing in my spiritual walk at while attending OCU," said Dunn.  "I want to be a middle school teacher and have an opportunity to coach. No matter where I end up I want to be in a position that I can impact young peoples lives, just as my coaches and teachers have impacted me."

Dunn will be a key addition to an OCU basketball program that is coming off of back to back NCCAA National Championships in 2013 and 2014 under the direction of Tony Stockman.

"He is a very intelligent player and a gifted athlete," states Coach Stockman.  "He will be an impact player on the court for us over the next four years but we also expect him be an impact student as a leader on our campus.  We are looking forward to working with him over the next four years and seeing all that he can accomplish."