HOUSTON – Blinn College guard Morris Dunnigan will continue his collegiate career with the University of Houston Men’s Basketball program after recently signing a National Letter of Intent, Head Coach Kelvin Sampson announced Monday afternoon.
Dunnigan will compete as a junior at Houston during the 2016-17 season and have two years of eligibility remaining.
“Morris’ greatest strength is that he is a talented overall guard. He is a willing passer, and you can see his all-around play when you look at his statistics beyond the scoring,” Sampson said. “With our returning players and our signees, we have a solid group of guards, and Morris completes that group.”
Dunnigan, who measures 6-3 and weighs 195 pounds, earned All-Region XIV First Team honors for Head Coach Scott Schumacher during the 2015-16 season. He averaged 22.9 points and 5.8 rebounds per game and compiled 24 20-point games with four 30-point efforts.
He totaled a career-high 35 points in a win against Coastal Bend College and followed that with a 34-point performance in a win at Jacksonville College.
As a freshman in 2014-15, Dunnigan averaged 13.3 points, 3.4 assists and 1.4 steals per game. He posted five 20-point games, including a season-high 22 points with 10 rebounds in a win against Paris Junior College.
A native of Joliet, Ill, Dunnigan was a prep star at Joliet West High. There, he averaged 17.2 points, 5.2 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.0 steals per game for Head Coach Luke Yaklich’s team on the way to being named the 2013 Herald News Area Player of the Year.
Davis became the fourth member in the Cougars’ signing class. Odessa College forward Devin Davis recently signed, while Northern Oklahoma College center Valentine Sangoyomi and McNeil High School guard Armoni Brooks joined the Cougars during the fall signing period.
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