Ryan Dunn, NBA Draft Prospect from the University of Virginia

2024 NBA Draft Profile: Ryan Dunn

Ryan Dunn is one of the best wing defenders in the country excelling in that role as a freshman in limited time. The 6’7, 208 lb wing out of Virginia is currently a Sophomore with a projected draft age of 21.5. At the time of writing this article, he is ranked #28 on our 2024 NBA Draft Big Board

In this draft profile, we’ll break down Ryan Dunn’s strengths and weaknesses, and provide an outlook for his fit and role with NBA teams in need.


The good 


  • Dunn is a good finisher around the basket and an excellent off-ball player.
  • Shows ok shooting form and was supposedly a fine shooter at Oak Hill
  • Gets to the free-throw line and is showing major improvement there 
  • Averages 2.3 ORB per game right now. 


  • He can add some major rim protection from the wing but is more of a lockdown guy than a primary rim protector.
  • Moves his feet extremely well on the perimeter for a bigger player and plays with great anticipation. 
  • His length really bothers shooters. 
  • Dunn has a 7-1 wingspan so he is an ideal wing player who could also play the PF easily as he can also rebound extremely well. 
  • 3.3 steals 2.3 blocks which is the elite of the elite. 

The bad 


  • Even though his form isn’t terrible Dunn is not an extremely willing or good shooter.  (24 attempts in 501 mp)


The best comparison as of now is a Herb Jones-esque defender but with more offensive counting stats. 

Draft range 

Dunn is projected in the Lotto bubble range, around the mid-teens in the first round.

Ideal Fits

Cavaliers, Pacers, and Wizards. 


Dunn is more of a wing he will be asked to show that to be considered in the top 15. Dunn also is more of a defensive specialist role player so although this is a weak draft he is a certain type of player right now. I do see a lot of upside here long term but the jump shot and offense have to come around.

Share this article:

Mike Steinetz is a grad student from Cleveland Ohio. He's a big fan of the Cavs and Obi Toppin. Mike has been covering NBA draft since 2016 and often co-hosts the Assisted Development podcast. You can follow Mike on Twitter at @Steinshowout.