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Dunn making risky decision to pass on 2015 NBA Draft?

With the NBA salary cap skyrocketing in the next few seasons, most college players are looking to get into the pros as soon as possible.Kris Dunn appears to be bucking that trend.Despite being a projected lottery pick, Dunn is returning to Providence for the 2015-16 season. Some consider it admirable on Dunn's part, but there are also risks that go along with his choice.(h/t Bleacher Report)
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Fans take to Twitter to celebrate Kris Dunn's return

After Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski broke the news that Kris Dunn is planning on returning to Providence, Friar fans took to Twitter to share their excitement.Dunn, who is projected to be a late lottery pick, was one of the best players in the country in 2014-15. With him in the fold, Providence has a chance to contend for the Big East title.
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Kris Dunn shuns the NBA, will return to Providence

Kris Dunn took the Big East by storm this season, but it looks as though he'll wait at least one more year to take his abilities to the next level.Dunn was a jack of all trades for the Friars last season, averaging 15.6 points, 5.5 rebounds and 7.5 assists per game. This is pure speculation, but Providence head coach Ed Cooley is likely jumping for joy somewhere.(h/t Zagsblog)
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Providence G Kris Dunn to Stay in School

It has been a long road for Providence guard Kris Dunn. After two years and two shoulder surgeries, he finally showed his skillset, averaging 15.6 points, 7.5 assists and 2.7 steals per game last season for the Friars and putting himself into the draft conversation, with some experts tabbing him as a possible late-lottery or mid-first round pick, as evidenced by DraftExpress.com...
Via Campus Sports Net
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Kris Dunn Decides To Remain At Providence

Kris Dunn has decided to remain at Providence for his junior season. Dunn was the highest rated underclassmen to have not made a decision on his future. NBA executives believe Dunn could have become a late lottery pick had he declared.
Via RealGM
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Providence Celebrates National Title, Sings ‘We Are The Champions’ (Video)

The Providence Friars are the champions of the world. Well, maybe not the world. But who cares? Outside of going to Disney World, this might be the best way to celebrate a title in sports. Sing away, Providence. Thumbnail image via Youtube/Mike McMahon h/t to Mike McMahonFiled under: Hockey, Hockey East, Pat Bradley, Top Stories
Via NESN.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Providence National Champs T-Shirts, Pucks Among Items Already On Sale

Eat your hearts out, Providence fans. Actually, why not wear your heart on the sleeve of your brand new 2015 Providence College Division I national champions gear? The NCAA Championship Store is already selling all of the merchandise you could desire. There are five different t-shirts, two different hats, several bumper stickers, hockey sticks, and much more already on sale. Here’s...
Via NESN.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

NCAA’s Tom McGinnis totally botches trophy presentation (Video)

Just when you thought a trophy presentation couldn’t get any worse than what the Chevy guy did during the World Series last October, someone goes out and gives him a run for his money. Tom McGinnis, who is a member of the NCAA Men’s Hockey Committee, completely botched the trophy presentation for the Providence Friars,...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston University loses the Frozen Four to Providence in a heartbreaking way

The Boston University Terriers held a 3-2 lead over the Providence Friars in the third period of the Frozen Four final on Saturday when the rug got pulled out from under them. With under nine minutes to go, Providence defenseman Kyle McKenzie took an innocent-looking shot from the neutral zone and BU goalie Matt O'Connor caught it with his glove. Then, in a moment of apparent confusion...
Via Fox Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Eichel, Boston advance to Frozen Four Final vs Providence

Boston University freshman Jack Eichel continued to show he is a special player, by powering Boston over North Dakota to earn the Terriers a Frozen Four Final appearance against the Providence Friars. Eichel led Boston to an early lead, with a power play goal five minutes into the game. Before the first period came to an end, Brandon Hickey added to the Terriers lead. In the second...
Via Campus Sports Net
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Eye on the Draft: Kris Dunn

With an injury history, putting up big numbers against questionable competition, and loaded with potential, Kris Dunn has the makings of a Danny Ainge draft selection.Providence's Kris Dunn--who moved into the top-20 on SI's Big Board this month--showing some NBA stuff. He could climb quickly.— Chris Mannix (@ChrisMannixSI) March 21, 2015 Dunn's college experience has not been...
Via Celtics Life
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Kris Dunn Gets Denied by Dayton

Providence’s Kris Dunn thought he had a dunk after a nice cut. He thought wrong.   DAYTON https://t.co/SXkX68Kpna — SB Nation GIF (@SBNationGIF) March 21, 2015 That block has been the highlight of a chalk day in the NCAA tournament up to this point. Dayton is trying to change that, leading Providence at the half.
Via Bloguin Best
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Kris Dunn Gets Denied by Dayton

Providence’s Kris Dunn thought he had a dunk after a nice cut. He thought wrong.   DAYTON https://t.co/SXkX68Kpna — SB Nation GIF (@SBNationGIF) March 21, 2015 That block has been the highlight of a chalk day in the NCAA tournament up to this point. Dayton is trying to change that, leading Providence at the half.
Via The Student Section
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Providence vs. Boise State/Dayton– Game Time, TV Channel, Announcers, Betting Line, Predictions

PC’s Kris Dunn was Big East Co-Player of the Year The sixth-seeded Providence Friars out of the Big East conference will have to wait and see who they meet in the first round. They’ll face the winner of the Tuesday night First Four game between Dayton and Boise State.  Be sure to check out our printable 2015 NCAA Tournament bracket here. Date: Friday, March 20 Time: TBD...
Via College Spun
March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Big East Tournament Takeaways

By Cory Pontarollo@cory_pontarolloNEW YORK, NY----The Big-East Tournament is an appetizer for all college basketball fans. It sure does hold the fans over before the real madness begins. Having watched over 320 minutes of basketball in the past three days, I was able to get a preview of each team from the conference that is going dancing, and how they will perform come next...
Via College Hoops Digest
March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Fourth-ranked Villanova escapes Providence in Big East semifinal

  Ryan Arcidiacono hit two free throws with 3.1 seconds left after a questionable foul call, and fourth-ranked Villanova escaped Providence 63-61 on Friday night to return to the Big East title game for the first time since 1997. The Friars' Kris Dunn, who shared conference Player of the Year honors with Arcidiacono but outplayed him Friday, made a layup off a turnover to tie it...
Via AP on Fox
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

No. 4 Villanova edges Providence 63-61 in Big East semis

NEW YORK (AP) Ryan Arcidiacono hit two free throws with 3.1 seconds left after a questionable foul call, and fourth-ranked Villanova escaped Providence 63-61 on Friday night to return to the Big East title game for the first time since 1997. The Friars' Kris Dunn, who shared conference Player of the Year honors with Arcidiacono but outplayed him Friday, made a layup off a turnover...
Via AP on Fox
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Tough outs: Top NCAA seeds would rather avoid Ducks, Friars

There are several upset-minded teams lurking around the NCAA Tournament, just waiting to ruin the championship dreams of a high seed. It's what makes the annual sporting event a spectacle and some of most-watched reality TV on the air. Don't sleep on the likes of Providence, Oregon and giant-slayer Davidson. They're some of the teams that will likely be tough outs because of their...
Via AP on Fox
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Getting it “Dunn”, Providence Advances to Semifinals of Big East Tournament

Kris Dunn Had 17 Points and 11 Assists/friarbasketball.comby Cory Pontarollo@cory_pontarolloNew York, New York--- The reigning Big East Tournament champs picked up right where they left off as Providence dominated St. John’s by a score of 74 to 57. One would think that Ed Cooley’s club would miss the show that Bryce Cotton put on for the Friars last year in the Big East Tournament...
Via College Hoops Digest
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Henton, Dunn star as Providence tops St. John's in Big East tourney

NEW YORK -- LaDontae Henton had 20 points and 12 rebounds and Kris Dunn had 17 points and 11 assists to lead fourth-seeded Providence to a 74-57 victory over fifth-seeded St. John's on Thursday in the Big East Tournament quarterfinals at Madison Square Garden. The Friars (22-10), the defending champions, will play top-seeded and fourth-ranked Villanova (30-2) in the semifinals on...
Via AP on Fox
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Providence rolls past St. John's 74-57 in Big East

NEW YORK (AP) LaDontae Henton had 20 points and 12 rebounds and Kris Dunn had 17 points and 11 assists to lead fourth-seeded Providence to a 74-57 victory over fifth-seeded St. John's on Thursday in the Big East Tournament quarterfinals at Madison Square Garden. The Friars (22-10), the defending champions, will play top-seeded and fourth-ranked Villanova (30-2) in the semifinals...
Via AP on Fox
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Big East Player of the Year Tied

By Josh Adams @ncaahoopsdigest A source for CollegeHoopsDigest.com has told us that Kris Dunn from Providence College and Ryan Arcidiacono from Villanova have tied for Big East Player of the Year and they will both be awarded the honor. Both Dunn and Arcidiacono were named to the First Team all Big East for the 2014-15 season.  While Dunn was thought to be the front runner...
Via College Hoops Digest
March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Dunn, Pointer share Big East Defensive Player of the Year

NEW YORK (AP) Providence's Kris Dunn and St. John's Sir'Dominic Pointer shared the Big East's Defensive Player of Year award. Pointer, a senior forward, was also selected as the conference's Most Improved Player in a vote of the league's coaches. Dunn, a sophomore guard, is the first player in Big East history to lead the league in steals and assists in the same season. Pointer...
Via AP on Fox
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Hilliard, Henton, Dunn lead All-Big East

NEW YORK (AP) Villanova's Darrun Hilliard and Providence teammates LaDontae Henton and Kris Dunn were all unanimous picks to the All-Big East team. Kellen Dunham of Butler, D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera of Georgetown, D'Angelo Harrison of St. John's and Ryan Arcidiacono of Villanova rounded out the seven-man first team announced Sunday. The team was selected by the league's coaches. Hilliard...
Via AP on Fox
March 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Big East Season Awards

All-Big East Team Kris Dunn, Providence Darrun Hilliard, Villanova Sir’Dominic Pointer, St. John’s LaDontae Henton, Providence Daniel Ochefu, Villanova   All-Freshman Team Trevon Bluiett, Xavier Toby Henger, Creighton Isaac Copeland, Georgetown   Defensive Player of the Year Sir’Dominic Pointer, St. John’s   Sixth Man of the Year   Coach of the Year Chris Holtmann, Butler
Via The Catch and Shoot
March 08, 2015  |  Discuss
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