It was just another year in the varsity ranks for shooting guard Maurice Dunlap out of Amanda Elzy High School (Greenwood,MS). The 2014 MSU commit led the Panthers to their second straight class 4-A state title.
Dunlap paced the Panthers this season with 14.2 points per game. With his senior season coming up, Dunlap stated he would like to improve on his ball handling skills.
Dunlap has still been garnering interest with the college scouts including MSU rivals Arkansas and Mississippi: “I’ve been getting a lot of letters from the Ole Miss and Arkansas staffs.”.
Dunlap also said that he has stayed in contact with the Bulldogs’ coaching staff stating “They’ve been talking to me and it’s going well. They’ve been checking on my games.”.
The preseason Dandy Dozen (Clarion Ledger) performer and all-state selection also spoke highly of the Bulldog coaching staff and their dedication to their players’ education. “I really like how much they want out of their players. They want them to have a good education and Mississippi State is a good school. They want their players to be successful in life outside of basketball as well.”
Dunlap has stayed in contact with the MSU staff and players including freshman Fred Thomas: “I know Fred personally and I’ve been talking to him a lot. I also got the chance to talk to Coach Ray after our semifinal game.”.
While Dunlap’s MHSAA season is over he will continue his basketball season with his AAU team, the Jackson Tigers, along with class of 2015 star Malik Newman - the son of former Bulldog standout Horatio Webster.