42 Mark Dunn
42 Mark Dunn
Height: 6-8
Weight: 260
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Trafalgar, Ind.
High School: Indian Creek HS '06
Previous College: Danville Area CC., Ill.
Position: F
Experience: 1L

Kirk Earlywine on Dunn: "For the first 20 games, Mark was better than I thought he would be, but I played him probably too many minutes and he wore down. He doesn't have the body type to play 30-32 minutes per game and be effective. I think we can get the same production from him even with shorter minutes this season. Mark not only provides us with much-needed size and strength, but he also has a very high basketball I.Q. He has a skill level that will allow us to utilize him facing the basket as well as in the post."

2008-09: Dunn led Eastern in rebounding four times, including against Weber State (1/11/09) when he had a season-high nine. He scored in double figures six times, including a season-high 14 in the game against WSU and versus Montana (1/21/09). He scored 11 versus UC Irvine (11/19/08) in the first start of his career.

Danville Area CC: Dunn averaged 5.5 points and 3.9 rebounds as a sophomore at Danville, helping the Jaguars to a fourth-place finish at the National Junior College Athletic Association Division II National Tournament. Dunn played in 32 games as a sophomore, averaging 13.7 minutes per game as a 12-game starter. He made 59-of-104 field goal attempts for 56.7 percent, and 57-of-77 free throws for 74.0 percent. He had 124 total rebounds, including 50 on the offensive end. Dunn scored in double figures eight times, including a season-high 19 in an 88-51 win over Wabash College JV when he made 9-of-12 shots from the field. He had at least eight rebounds on five occasions, including 10 when he had a double-double with 11 points and 10 boards in a 67-58 win over Spoon River. He also made 7-of-10 shots from the floor to finish with 18 points and nine rebounds in the school's season-opening 67-62 loss to Lincoln Trail. He missed four games during the year because of a high ankle sprain. Danville finished 24-12 and hosted the national tournament where it recorded a 73-66 quarterfinal victory over Penn Valley, Kan., before losing its final two games to finish fourth. The Jaguars were 9-5 in the Midwest Athletic Conference before winning the Region 24 championship and national berth with three-straight victories. On their way to the national semifinals, the Jaguars defeated, in order, 11th-ranked Illinois Central (78-71), sixth-ranked Lincoln (76-71) and eighth-ranked Penn Valley (73-66). Danville was ranked 16th entering the post-season. As a freshman in 2006-07, Dunn averaged four points and four rebounds with his career highs for points (26) and rebounds (13) coming in the same game against rival John Wood.

High School: Graduated from Indian Creek High School in 2006. Dunn lettered four years in basketball at Indian Creek and twice was selected to the All-Mid Hoosier Conference team. As a senior, he was a Top 100 selection by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) and was an Indianapolis Star player of the week. As a junior at Indian Creek, Dunn averaged 15.8 points and 7.5 rebounds, with highs of 23 points and 14 rebounds. Dunn's high school coach was Rex Wilson, who is from the same hometown as Earlywine (Fortville, Ind.) and played basketball for Earlywine's father at Mt. Vernon High School.

Personal: Born Aug. 12, 1987, in Franklin, Ind. Business administration/marketing major. Parents are Bryan and Sharon Dunn. Has one sister (Kristina, 18). Nickhames are "Big Mark" and "Big Country."

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