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T.J. Dunans
T.J.  Dunans

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Atlanta, Ga.

High School:
M.L. King

Last College:
Columbia State CC

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 187

Position:
G

Experience:
JC

10/22/2016

Auburn basketball scrimmage recap

Auburn basketball scrimmage recap

10/12/2016

Auburn hoops continues uptempo play in 2nd intrasquad scrimmage

Auburn hoops continues uptempo play in 2nd intrasquad scrimmage

10/01/2016

Points aplenty in first Auburn Basketball scrimmage

Points aplenty in first Auburn Basketball scrimmage

04/10/2016

Tigers honored at Auburn Basketball awards banquet

12/19/2015

Kareem Canty stays hot, but Auburn falls to Xavier

Kareem Canty stays hot, but Auburn falls to Xavier

02/25/2017

02-25-17 Arkansas vs Auburn Men's Basketball

02-25-17 Arkansas vs Auburn Men's Basketball Anthony Hall

02/04/2017

Auburn vs. Alabama

Feb. 4, 2017

12/23/2016

Auburn vs. UConn

Dec. 23, 2016

11/11/2016

11-11-16 Auburn Men's Basketball vs North Florida

11-11-16 Auburn Men's Basketball vs North Florida Kenny Moss/Auburn Athletics

03/09/2016

03-09-16 Auburn men's basketball vs Tennessee

03-09-16 Auburn men's basketball vs Tennessee SEC Tournament

2016-17 (Senior): Averaged 8.2 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.0 steal and 0.7 blocks in 24.3 minutes ... played in 31 games, starting 11 ... shot 38.7 percent from the field, 20.8 percent from 3-point range and 54.7 percent from the foul line ... made his first start of the season and scored a career-high 23 points at No. 6 Kentucky on 10-of-20 shooting from the field, including 2-of-3 from 3-point range ... nailed the game-winning 3-pointer as time expired after an inbounds pass from Mustapha Heron with 1.4 seconds remaining in the 76-74 win over Mercer ... 13 points on 3-of-4 treys, five rebounds and three assists vs. Mercer ... 21 points, five assists and four rebounds in the win vs. Oklahoma to earn MVP honors at the Hall of Fame’s Birthday of Basketball Classic in Uncasville, Conn., in the Mohegan Sun Arena ... in the win at NIT Champion TCU, notched career-highs of seven rebounds, seven assists, three blocks and three steals ... on Senior Day in the win vs. Missouri, totaled 16 points, five rebounds, a career-high four steals and three assists ... 13 points, five rebounds and three assists at Ole Miss.

2015-16 (Junior): Averaged 11.6 points, 3.4 assists, 2.5 rebounds and 1.6 steals in 29.4 minutes ... played in 16 games, starting 14 ... shot 46.1 percent from the field, 33.3 percent from 3-point range and 69.5 percent from the foul line ... missed 15.5 games after injuring his left knee going for a rebound with a second before halftime after playing 13 minutes vs. Harvard in the Diamond Head Classic semifinals on Dec. 23 ... returned vs. Ole Miss on Feb. 20 and scored 7 points in 21 minutes ... career-high 20 points each vs. New Mexico in the Diamond Head Classic first round and vs. Northwestern State ... 17 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals and a block in the season-opening win vs. UAB ... 12 points and a career-high 7 assists in the win vs. Georgia ... averaged 15.5 ppg (17-38, .447 3fgs) in Auburn's wins and 8.6 points (2-14, .143 3fgs) in Auburn's losses ... 15 points, 5 assists, 3 blocks, 2 steals and a rebound vs. Georgia Southern ... 15 points, 5 assists, 3 blocks, 2 steals and 1 rebound vs. Georgia Southern ... 14 points, 4 blocks, 4 assists, 2 rebounds vs. Mercer ... 14 points, 1 steal and 1 rebound vs. Colorado ... 10 points, 5 assists, 2 steals and 2 rebounds vs. Coastal Carolina ... 10 points, 1 assist, 1 block vs. No. 10 Xavier ... a combo guard who is more of a natural wing ... very productive player who can put it on the floor, create and score ... is a good passer ... is a scorer ... gets off the floor quickly ... quick first jump, second jump, third jump ... plays above the rim ... gives the Tigers more experience as a wing player ... received the Mike Mitchell Courage Award at the year-end Auburn Basketball Awards Banquet ... Academic Top Tiger ... nicknamed "TD" because of another TJ on the team, TJ Lang.

COLUMBIA STATE CC
2014-15 (Sophomore): Ranked as the No. 1 junior college prospect in the nation by 247 Composite Rankings ... named the 2014-15 Sporting News Preseason JUCO Player of the Year ... rated as a four-star by 247Sports ... averaged 16.1 points, 7.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game for Columbia State under coach Brian Collins ... shot 41.1 percent from the floor and 62.6 percent from the foul line ... played in 30 games, starting 22 ... scored a season-high 31 points on 12-of-18 fgs vs. Elizabethtown College ... scored 29 points vs. Dyersburg State ... led Columbia State to a 26-7 record, including 14-4 in the conference, reaching the NJCAA second round.

2013-14 (Freshman): Averaged 22.8 points, 8.4 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game at Columbia State CC ... named a JUCO All-American ... shot 45.3 percent from the floor and 69.2 from the foul line ... played in 32 games, starting 30 ... totaled 52 points vs. Vincennes on March 20 in the NJCAA Elite Eight ... his 52 points tied the record for the third-most points in NJCAA National Tournament history ... 47 points, 12 rebounds and six assists in a 122-121 win over Motlow State, going 20-of-26 from the foul line ... led Columbia State to a 28-4 record, including 17-1 in the conference, reaching the NJCAA Elite Eight.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Averaged 22 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists as a senior at M.L. King High School in Lithonia, Ga., under coach Eddie Johnson ... full name is Thomas Dereco Dunans Jr. ... TJ is his real nickname but also nicknamed TD at Auburn because another T.J. on the team, T.J. Lang ... son of Thomas Dunans Sr. and Sabrina Matthews ... has a son, Thomas Dunans III, nicknamed TD3 ... studying in College of Liberal Arts ... signed national letter of intent on Nov. 13, 2014.

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