PC’s Kris Dunn Will Declare for 2016 NBA Draft

Wednesday, March 23, 2016


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Kris Dunn

Providence guard Kris Dunn will officially declare for the 2016 NBA Draft, according to reports.

Dunn is projected as a top five pick in this year's draft by DraftExpress.com.

Dunn at Providence

This past season, Dunn averaged 16.4 points, 6.2 assists and 5.3 rebounds per game for PC, leading them to the second round of the NCAA Tournament as a redshirt junior.

The Friars went 23-10 overall this season, and 10-8 in the Big East, making the tournament for the third straight season.

In 2014-15, Dunn averaged 15.6 points, 7.5 assists and 5.5 rebounds per game for the Friars before choosing to come back to PC instead of going to the NBA.  

Dunn was named the Big East Player of the Year and the defensive player of the year in each of the past two seasons.

NBA Draft

The NBA Draft is set for June 23 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.


Related Slideshow: Kris Dunn’s Top 5 Games at The Dunkin’ Donuts Center

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URI vs. Providence

In a duel between E.C. Matthews and Kris Dunn, it was Dunn's Friars that won their 4th straight game over the Rams.

Dunn finished the game with 22 points on 7 of 10 shooting from the field, and 8 of 10 from the free throw line,  9 rebounds, 4 steals and 2 assists.

Dunn's performance helped PC snap a three game losing streak.

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St. John's vs. Providence 

Kris Dunn led kicked off the New Year by leading the Friars with 26 points on 9 of 17 shooting from the field, including 4 of 7 from three-point land. 

In the second half when St. John's cut the Friars lead to 6, 56-50, Dunn took over the game, scoring PC's next 8 points, sparking the Friars to a blowout victory. 

Dunn also grabbed 9 rebounds, dished out 6 assists and had 3 steals in the game. 

Dunn also had this massive dunk: 

The Friars were off to a 2-0 start in conference play.

For more on this game, click here. 

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Xavier vs. Providence

Dunn netted 20 points on 6-of-12 shooting from the field, grabbed 10 rebounds and dished out 8 assists, nearly recording a triple-double. Dunn also added three steals to his stat line. 

Dunn's 20 points, including clutch free throws in overtime helped the Friars avoid a near disaster and remain in a tie for 2nd place in the Big East.

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Georgetown vs. Providence

Coming in, Providence had lost three straight games and absolutely had to have the game against Georgetown.

Kris Dunn finished the game with 20 points on 5 of 11 shooting from the field and 10 of 16 from the free throw line.

Dunn also grabbed 6 rebounds, dished out 5 assists, recorded 2 steals. Defensively,  Dunn helped hold Smith-Rivera to just 3 points on 1 of 8 shooting from the field. 

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DePaul vs. Providence 

Kris Dunn notched his first career triple-double against DePaul with a career high 27 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists. 

Dunn's 27 points came on 10-of-15 shooting, including 3-of-4 from three-point land. 

Dunn became the first Friar since Geoff McDermott to record a triple-double and was the first Friar EVER to record a triple-double in Big East play. 

More history, Dunn became only the ninth Big East player to record a triple-double in conference play. 

Kris Dunn nearly had a triple-double in the first half, netting 10 points, dishing out 7 assists and grabbing nine rebounds.

For more on this game, click here. 

Dunn added another triple-double this season against Hartford.

For more on that game, click here.


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