Hall of Fame Inductee – Reunion 2005
In 1983, Drew Coach Charlie Brock recruited Billy Dunn from a “basketball powerhouse,” Christian Brothers Academy near Dunn’s Aberdeen, New Jersey home. Drew gained an exceptional basketball player and Dunn gained friendships and experiences that still affect his life and his career.
It didn’t take Drew long to make use of Dunn’s talents. By the fifth game of his first-year season, he was a starting forward on a team that won the Independent Athletic Conference championship and played in the ECAC Metro Tournament. He was named an IAC Second Team All-Star and to Eastern Basketball‘s Division III All-East Freshman Team, and was named MVP of the 1984 Rose City Classic for setting a new record for the tournament with 37 points in a single game. Team co-captain in both his junior and senior years, he scored his 1,000th career point against Albright College in February, 1986.
As a senior, Dunn was named Acorn Athlete of the Week, and Player of the Week by both the Middle Atlantic State Collegiate Athletic Conference Northern Division and the New Jersey College Basketball Writers’ Association. Upon graduation as Drew’s Senior Male Athlete of the Year, he was Drew’s all-time leading scorer with 1,455 career points, and ranked first for most points in a game (45 in 1987 against Messiah) and most field goals in a game (20 in 1987). He also ranked third in career field goals (609), a record he still holds, career field goal attempts (1,331), and career assists (292). He received four varsity letters in basketball, plus three in lacrosse.
Since graduation, Dunn has put his economics major to work in the business world, and is currently vice president of Black Millwork Co., Inc., in Allendale, New Jersey. He says he owes his current position to contacts made in post-college basketball tournaments, and finds his team experience excellent preparation for management, particularly with his current staff of ex-athletes. He and his wife, Elizabeth Schlamp Dunn C’87, live in Ridgewood, New Jersey with their children, Billy (9) and Wesley (7).