Sports can bring out the best in people sometimes and basketball brought Serin Dunne out of her shell.
“I can talk freely now,” Dunne said. “If I did this interview freshman or sophomore year – it would be terrible.”
The shy and quiet point guard for Mesa Ridge High School has turned into a vocal scoring threat and her green light never turns off when she is on the court.
Dunne averages 20.7 points a game for the Grizzlies, helping her team work towards a goal of a state title and her goal of a basketball scholarship.
“You need to be vocal as a point guard especially in Division 1 basketball – it is such a big thing there,” Dunne said. “Being vocal can get you a scholarship and I’ve been getting looks just because I am vocal. I was a little quiet and shy – maybe not as comfortable with myself but it brings out confidence in yourself, especially because of how hard you work and when you see the results on the floor.”
Her mid-range game is her centerpiece but she is able to hit from three and get her teammates on the stat sheet.
“When I have the ball in my hands that’s when I play the best,” Dunne said. “I can manipulate the defense, I can get my teammates open, I can score, I can shoot; that’s where I play the best.”