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 recently ranking him the 13th best prospect in the 2015 NBA Draft.
However, as Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports first reported this afternoon, the 6-foot-4 guard has decided to pass on this year’s draft and return to Providence for his junior season.
This announcement looks to propel not only Dunn amongst the top players in college basketball, but also propel Providence onto the national stage as a potential top 25 team for next season.
Accordingly with this announcement, DraftExpress.com has now removed him from the 2015 mock draft and has listed him as the 14th best prospect for the 2016 Draft.
With this extra year in college, he can look to improve his shooting range, as he shot only 35.1 percent from three-point range last season, along with his highly criticized ability to finish around the basket after shooting a measly 45 percent from inside the paint last season.
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