Kris Dunn Named Second Team All-American by National Association of Coaches

PC news release…

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – It was announced on Monday, March 28 that Providence College junior guard Kris Dunn (New London, Conn.) was named a National Association of Basketball Coaches Division I Second Team All-American.  Dunn is the first NABC All-American selection from Providence since Ryan Gomes received the honor in 2004.  Dunn joins Perry Ellis (Kansas), Georges Niang (Iowa State), Jakob Poeltl (Utah) and Tyler Ulis (Kentucky) on the NABC Second Team. 

Last week, Dunn was named NABC Division I First Team All-District 5.  Since the conclusion of the regular season, Dunn has been named First Team All-BIG EAST, BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year and BIG EAST Player of the Year. Other honors he has earned are USBWA Second Team All-American, Sports Illustrated Second Team All-American, Sporting News Second Team All-American, Third Team All-American, USA Today Third Team All-American and USWBA District 1 Player of the Year.

Dunn, who is a two-time BIG EAST Player of the Year and two-time BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year, joined Georgetown’s Patrick Ewing `85 as the only players in the history of the league to earn Player of the Year twice and Defensive Player of the Year twice. Dunn also is just the sixth player in the 37-year history of the BIG EAST to be named Player of the Year two times. Dunn is the only guard in the history of the league to earn Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year in the same season.

Dunn, who was the 2015-16 BIG EAST Preseason Player of the Year, led the Friars to a 24-11 mark and a 10-8 record in BIG EAST play.  The team earned its third consecutive NCAA Tournament bid this season.  The Friars posted a 1-1 mark in the NCAA’s where it defeated Southern California (70-69) before losing to No. 1 seed North Carolina (85-66). In addition to leading the league in steals and ranking fifth in the nation (2.5), Dunn ranked second in the BIG EAST in assists (6.2) and seventh in scoring (16.4). Dunn registered seven double-doubles and one triple-double. Dunn became the first Friar ever to register 1,000 points, 500 assists, 400 rebounds and 200 steals. In 95 career games, Dunn recorded 1,214 points (12.8 ppg), 552 assists (5.8 apg), 486 rebounds (5.1 rpg) and 208 steals (2.2 spg).