PC’s Dunn Named Co-Big East Player of the Year
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Big East Player of the Year
Kris Dunn becomes the first Friar ever to win the award and and the sixth player ever to win both the Player of the Year and the Defensive Player of the Year, which he was awarded on Monday, March 9 in the same year. Of the five previous winners, Dunn is also the first guard to win both awards.
Dunn averaged 15.5 points, 5.6 rebounds and 7.4 assists per game for the Friars this season after coming off two major shoulder surgeries in the previous two years.
Kris Dunn finished the season as the first player ever to lead the Big East in both assists, 7.7 per game, and steals, 2.8 per game. On January 29, Dunn recorded a triple-double against DePaul with 27 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists. The triple-double was the first by a Friar in eight seasons to accomplish the feat and the first Friar ever to do it in conference play.
Like the voting for the All-Big East team, the leagues coaches voted for the players however could not vote for their own. Kris Dunn was named to the All-Big East first team on Sunday, March 9 along with teammate LaDontae Henton.
Big East Tournament
The Friars are back in action and will look to defend their Big East title starting on Thursday, March 12 when they take on St. John's in the first round of the Big East tournament at Madison Square Garden. Tip-off is set for 2:30 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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