Providence guard Kris Dunn will be declaring for the 2016 NBA Draft. The always informational and analytical Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports was the first to report the story.
Providence’s Kris Dunn will enter the 2016 NBA Draft, sources told @CBSSports. Expected to be a top-five pick. #pcbb
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) March 22, 2016
The junior is a two-time Big East player of the year, earning the honor in 2016 after averaging 16.4 points, 6.2 assists and 5.3 rebounds.
Dunn excels in defense and has been named the defensive player of the year for the past two seasons to go along with the POY awards.
His draft profile looks very appealing on DraftExpress.com
Dunn is not only an extremely productive product, he also has outstanding tools and upside. His appeal is readily obvious on first glance, starting with his terrific size at around 6-4, long arms (a wingspan between 6-8 and 6-9), ideal basketball frame, excellent quickness and dexterity, and ability to play above the rim with ease.
Dunn has the ability to operate at different speeds and has a couple of different gears he can get to, which makes him extremely dangerous in both the half-court and transition-game. He has a terrific first step and can beat his man off the dribble in one on one situations, but is also a prolific pick and roll player thanks to his shifty style of play and creativity as a ball-handler.
On DraftExpress.com’s Mock Draft he is listed to go 5th overall. Dunn and the Providence Friars lost in the round of 32 to the very hot Duke Blue Devils.
The NBA Draft is set for June 23, 2016 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.