Dunn, who will sit out the 2018-19 campaign as a result of NCAA transfer rules and regulations, will have two seasons of eligibility with the Vikings in the Horizon League, who went 12-23 last year and haven’t had a winning season since 2014-15.
Upon his entrance into the transfer market, Dunn had also received interest from Fordham, Dayton, West Virginia and Oklahoma State.
“Life is all about trusting your feelings, taking chances, finding happiness, learning from the past and realizing everything changes,” said Dunn. “I want to thank everyone who recruited me and gave me an opportunity some young kids don’t have around the world.”
The Brooklyn native and Thomas Jefferson High School alum departs St. Francis after having led the Terriers in scoring in each of his first two college basketball seasons, topping out at 15.4 points per game as a sophomore this past year.
Dunn also led the Terriers on the boards with 5.7 rebounds per contest and steals with 42.
“We are excited to have Rasheem join our family,” said Vikings head coach Dennis Felton, who will enter his second season at the helm for Cleveland State. “Rasheem has had a very productive first two seasons of college basketball.
“We love dynamic guards who are athletic, creative, can shoot, score and create for others,” he added. “In our fast-paced offense, which relies on space and movement, dynamic guards like Rasheem have a tremendous opportunity to be aggressive and creative.”
In his final season as a Terrier, Dunn made the All-Northeast Conference Second Team, the programs first All-NEC honoree in two years.
While at Thomas Jefferson High School, Dunn, along with NBA Draft hopeful and St. John’s standout Shamorie Ponds, helped bring home PSAL AA City and New York State Federation titles in 2016.
“He’ll have the year to continue to grow his game and be able to hit the ground running for the 2019-20 season,” Felton said. “I’m confident that his new teammates will make his transition to Cleveland State a good one.”