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Old 01-30-2015, 03:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Kris Dunn - PG - Providence



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Currently ranked #29 on DraftExpress 2016 big board, but I feel he is going to rise quite a bit these next few weeks.
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Providence's Kris Dunn has had a fascinating career path to this point.

A consensus five-star recruit, Dunn was the top point guard in the high school class of 2012. However, shoulder injuries in each of his first two seasons only allowed him to appear in 29 games. Shoulder surgery in December of 2013 forced Dunn out of action for the entirety of the 2014 season, and left his father questioning the way the Friars handled the injury.

Fast-forward to this season, and Dunn has an argument as not only the best player in the Big East Conference, but also the best point guard in the country. He's currently averaging 15.5 points and 7.4 assists per game, the latter of which is good for fourth in the country. His peripheral numbers are even better, as he's scoring at an efficient 56 true-shooting percent and actually leads the NCAA in assist rate at 49.9 percent. That assist rate would be the third-best percentage in the past 10 seasons, and the best for a major conference player since the 2004-05 season when Travis Diener notched a 53.3 rate. Oh, plus he's 20th nationally in steal rate.

It's not just pure statistical accumulation that makes Dunn an NBA prospect though. His physical profile is extemely intriguing at 6-foot-3 with a 6-foot-8 wingspan, meaning he has pretty prototypical size for the point guard position in the NBA. His lightning-quick first step and excellent ball-handling ability allows him to get penetration basically at will on the college level, and that should be able to translate to the NBA level. Once he's in the lane, he has a pretty good pull-up game that includes a nice litttle floater as well as the ability to knock down a midrange shot from 10 feet, plus has the ability to explode to the rim and dunk or finish with either hand. When putting that into conjunction with his clearly superb vision, there's enough there to make Dunn a first-round pick. Then throw in the fact that he's going to be a first-team All-Big East defensive team member that uses his length to cause opposing guards all kinds of problems? Dunn could rise all the way to the lottery by the end of the process.

He doesn't come without questions, though. His jump shot needs to improve, as he's only knocking down 32 percent of his 43 attempts from 3. Also, turnovers are a very real problem, as he's second nationally with 87 of them. Plus, there are the shoulder concerns that knocked him out of action for two years. I'm not a doctor though, so I can't speak to that. Needless to say, it'll be a talking point if he leaves.

Still though, his prospects align similarly to the way Elfrid Payton's did last season. Payton was an awesome athlete that defended, passed, and finished really well on the college level, yet also struggled a bit with turnovers. Dunn has a couple more questions than Payton did due to the shoulder injury and a slightly worse ability to finish at the rim, but the two are largely similar players that could end up taking a similar trajectory throughout the course of draft season. That's why I've moved Dunn to No. 26 on my big board currently.
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Re: Kris Dunn - PG - Providence

He's at the top of my Boston wishlist for their second pick. Or maybe their third if Rondo actually leads the Mavericks into the lottery.
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Providence's Kris Dunn is finally healthy and dominating everyone
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Scary good. A team like Philly needs what he brings to the table. Great background story as well, definitely a kid you want to see do well



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Boston could use him too. Hopefully with the Dallas pick after they get bit by injury.
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Dunn vs Valentine right now on ESPN 2 (11/29/2015)

Great match up of two of the best two guards in the nation right now



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Dunn is going to be the better pro, but I would take Valentine at the college level.
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Not even sure I'd take him at the collegiate level. He does have the better squad. But Dunn has the ability to take over games and he does.



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