Dunn becomes eligible at Boyle
Will Dunn has done his time.
The Boyle County senior was expected to join the school’s basketball team Wednesday and could make his debut for the Rebels on Friday against his former school.
Dunn was ruled ineligible and forced to sit out for one year after transferring from Danville to Boyle on Jan. 5, 2010. He missed the entire football season, but now that the one-year period has ended, he is eligible to play basketball or any other sport.
Boyle basketball coach Steve Adams said he expects Dunn to practice with the team for the first time today. The Rebels host Danville in their next game Friday, and Adams said earlier this week that Dunn will probably play.
“I would suspect (he will). (Wednesday) will be his first day that he can actually practice … and it depends on what kind of condition he’s in and how quickly he learns what we’re trying to do,” Adams said. “He’s not going to be any worse off than any of those guys that came from football.”
Adams said he believes Dunn can help Boyle in the second half of the season.
“He gives us another body that’s athletic and can shoot and rebound. I suspect that before the year’s over he’ll be a major contributor, and I hope so,” Adams said.
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association ruled that Dunn’s transfer was strictly for athletic purposes and in violation of a by-law that allows for immediate eligibility, and two appeals to the KHSAA, one lawsuit and an attempt to get a temporary restraining order were unsuccessful.