Dungee, from Okmulgee, Okla., committed to the University of Oklahoma in February and led her high school (Preston) team to the state tournament in March. The 5-11 sophomore guard also was a reserve on Team USA U-16 National Team when it won gold in June and aided Cy-Fair win its first Nike Nationals AAU championship in July.
The high school success was an added bonus. Dungee, who went to Beggs (Okla.) in eighth grade, was required to sit out for 365 days, according to Oklahoma rules, after transferring to Preston. However, the OSSAA granted Dungee a waiver in February.
In her first game after being ruled eligible, Dungee scored 24 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in just 12 minutes against Canadian (Okla.).She appeared in nine games for Preston and averaged 21 points and 11 rebounds.
Preston reached the Class 2A state basketball quarterfinals where they fell to top-ranked Northeast Academy (Oklahoma City), 53-34. Dungee scored eight points and grabbed nine rebounds in the game.
Despite playing in less than a third of Preston’s games, Dungee was named All-Conference and All-State honorable mention.
Preston is expecting bigger things in 2013-14, as they will be more experienced and Dungee will be eligible from the start.Preston started four freshmen last year.
The key, of course, will be Dungee and how her overall game develops.
Dungee is a lock down defender and a good scorer according to Preston’s head coach Jeff Weedn.