UAB basketball coach Andy Kennedy added another important piece to what has turned into a stellar recruiting class. Former McGill-Toolen High standout Barry Dunning, Jr. signed with the Blazers on Friday.

The 6-foot-6 Dunning will have three years of eligibility remaining after playing in 16 games for Arkansas this past season. He saw limited action for the Razorbacks with a season-high of eight minutes in his first college game against North Dakota State and a season-high of four points in an NCAA Tournament loss to UConn.

"We are very excited to welcome Barry to UAB,” Blazer head coach Andy Kennedy said. "Barry is a versatile forward capable of impacting the game on multiple levels. He is a two-time Alabama High School Player of the Year who got invaluable experience as a part of a Power 5 program last season and that experience will serve him well moving forward."

Dunning was twice voted as the Gatorade Player of the Year in Alabama and was selected as the state’s Mr. Basketball following his senior season. He averaged 25.3 points, 12.9 rebounds, 3.3 steals, 2.6 assists and 1.7 blocks per game to help lead his team to the AHSAA Class 6A Final Four as a senior. During his junior season, he averaged 21.5 points and 11.3 rebounds per game while adding 3.1 assists, 2.1 steals and 1.8 blocks per contest.

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