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By BRENDAN McGAIR
After this Thursday night, no one will be allowed to wear the No. 3 jersey for the New London (Conn.) High boysâ€™ basketball any more.
Prior to the Whalersâ€™ 7 p.m. home contest against Hamden High, the program will retire Kris Dunnâ€™s number. Dunn earned McDonaldâ€™s All-American honors as a senior at New London High before coming to Providence College in the fall of 2012.
â€śAt New London, we have two policies. We have a jersey retirement and a number retirement,â€ť explained Craig Parker, head coach at New London High. â€śA jersey retirement implies that you can retire a jersey but someone can wear that number. Weâ€™re actually doing a number retirement for Kris. No one will wear his number again.â€ť
Back in December, Parker mentioned the idea of properly honoring Dunnâ€™s contributions to New London basketball. At the time, the only detail left to iron out was to find a convenient date for the PC sophomore to come down. With the Friars in the area leading up to Saturdayâ€™s crucial game at the Dunkinâ€™ Donuts Center against DePaul, this week seemed as good a time as any to set everything in stone.
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