PC’s Dunn Named Big East Co-Defensive Player of the Year

Monday, March 09, 2015

 

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Kris Dunn

The Big East Conference has announced that Providence College guard Kris Dunn has been named Co-Big East Defensive Player of the Year along with St. John's Sir' Dominic Pointer. 

Kris Dunn becomes the first Friar to win the award since John Linehan did so in 2002. This award comes after Kris Dunn was named to the All-Big East First Team on Sunday, March 8 along with teammate LaDontae Henton. 

Defensive Force

This season, Kris Dunn leads the Big East and is fifth in the country with 2.8 steals per game. Dunn has recorded 82 steals this season which is tied for tenth best single season mark all time at Providence College. 

Kris Dunn became the first player in the history of the Big East to lead the league in both steals and assists. 

Dunn has also been effective on the glass for PC, ranking fifth in the conference in defensive rebounds with five per game. 

Big East Tournament Time

The Friars finished the season with an overall record of 21-10 and 11-7 in the Big East. 

Providence now gets ready for the Big East tournament which for them kicks off on Thursday, March 12 at 2:30 p.m. at Madison Square Garden in New York City. 

 

Related Slideshow: Providence College Friars 2014-2015 Projected Starting Lineup

The Providence College Friars went on a magical run last year that saw them win the Big East Championship at Madison Square Garden in New York City. This year they look to defend their title and get back to the big dance. Here is the 2014-2015 projected starting lineup for the Friars.

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Guard- Kris Dunn

Kris Dunn will start at point guard for the Friars this season. Dunn hasn't played  much over his first two years with the Friars because of injury but when he is in the game, he makes things happen. Last season against Vanderbilt, Dunn led the Friars in an epic comeback from an 18 point second half deficit. The 6'3" Dunn posted ten points, five assists, four rebounds and three steals in that game and then recorded six assists in the next game before having season ending shoulder surgery.

The Friars will be in good shape if Dunn can stay healthy this season. 

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Guard - Junior Lomomba

Junior Lomomba is a 6'5"  sophomore guard who has found his way into the Friars starting lineup this season.

This season, Lomomba has averaged 1.5 points and 1.2 rebounds per game but a major reason why he is in the lineup is because he does not turn the ball over, only having three turnovers in the last four games for Providence.  

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Forward- LaDontae Henton

Last season, the 6'6" LaDontae Henton averaged 14 points per game which was second best to Bryce Cotton and just under eight rebounds per game which was the best on the team and second best in the Big East. Henton is a scrappy player who is not afraid to mix it up a bit and brings toughness to this Friars line up.

Henton seems poised for a big year. 

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Forward- Ben Bentil

6'8" freshman forward Ben Bentil will be one of the first players off the bench for Ed Cooley this year. Bentil can play three positions for the Friars, center, forward and small forward plus he is a good shooter and loves to rebound the ball.

Bentil is a player that is going to give coach Cooley several different options with his lineups and allow him to play the matchup game to perfection.

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Center-Carson Desrosiers

Carson Desrosiers is a seven foot senior forward who last season finished fourth on the team in rebounding, averaging 4.8 rebounds per game. He also had 82 blocks on the season, an average of just over two blocks per game. His 82 blocked shots led the team. 

Desroisers is a player that is mostly in the line up for his work on the defensive end and so like last season, he will be in and out of the line up depending on the situation. 

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6th man- Tyler Harris

Tyler Harris comes into this year as a 6'9" junior, however this is only his second season with the Friars after transferring from NC State. Last season, Harris averaged 11.6 points and five rebounds per game for the Friars and got better as the year went on. 

"Harris and Henton will be more effective this year, then they were last year" said PC Alum and Radio Analyst Joe Hassett

 
 

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