2016 NBA Draft Prospects: Breaking Down Pro Future of Providence’s Kris Dunn

February 1st, 2016 by Jonathan Wasserman Leave a reply »

Most prospects who generate NBA lottery buzz look to cash in quickly. Kris Dunn had the chance last spring after a breakout sophomore year. And given the consecutive shoulder injuries in 2012 and 2013 that practically wiped him off the radar, he had even more of a reason to strike while the iron was hot. 

Yet, Dunn ultimately bet on himself and returned to school with arguably more to lose than gain. "He [Dunn] said, 'I don’t want to just be an NBA pick; I want to be an NBA player. I want to go and be able to contribute,'" Providence head coach Ed Cooley told Sporting News' Mike DeCourcy, referencing his star ball-handler.

It looks as if the bold decision will pay off. Dunn has led the Friars to a Top 10 ranking while showing individual improvement in areas that previously raised questions. And between the lack of can't-miss talent and big-name point guards in June's projected field, he has positioned himself to be among the first called on draft night. 


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