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Dusty Hannahs Announces College Today

September 14, 2011
By Ronald Crawford of Pulaski Academy

Pulaski Academy Guard, Dusty Hannahs, announced today that he has committed to Texas Tech University, Tech Head Coach Billie Gillispie has recruited Hannahs since he was named Head Coach, he was able to see Hannahs practice on the weekend prior to his hiring and has not wavered.

Hannahs, a 6' 3" 200 Lb. Guard had always been an outstanding shooter, but his commitment to the weight room and individual Basketball Skill Development gave him the chance to impress the NCAA Division 1 Coaches that he is more than a Shooting Specialist, Hannahs was a complete player last season as a Junior he helped lead the Pulaski Academy Bruins coached by Roger Franks and Brad Wood to a 22-4 record.  The Bruins were undefeated in 4A Conference and Regional Play. Bruins Head Coach Roger Franks said, "Texas Tech is getting a winner.  Everyone knows Dusty is a great shooter but he has worked hard to be a complete player that he is now."

Hannahs led the Bruins in scoring with a 26.2 average, he added 5.1 rebounds per game while shooting 51% from the three point line, and 90% from the free throw line. Hannahs was named to the All State Team and was chosen as the Downtown Tip Off Club's Arvest Bank Player of the week in February.

Bruin’s Athletic Director Kevin Kelly said, “It's a great day for Pulaski Academy and it's a great day for Dusty Hannahs.  I know this is something he's been aiming for since he was at least a 5th grader here at PA.  I've been watching him shoot here on the weekends for a long time.  During football season, before basketball season starts, he would come up here and work with his coaches.  Dusty was always shooting.  That has continued since at least the 5th grade until now.  Anytime you work that hard, good things are going to happen for you and that's exactly what's happened for Dusty.  I couldn't be more proud for him and his family.”

Hannahs received scholarship offers from Arkansas State, UCA, Rice, Louisiana Tech, SMU, Southeast Missouri State, Army, and Air Force. Hannahs said "It was a tough decision to leave home, but I feel I beat the odds and through the support of my Family, and Coaches, I have the opportunity to play in the Big 12 for a great Coach and the atmosphere in Lubbock was awesome."

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