Providence Friars guard Kris Dunn has been named the Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week, according to the U.S. Basketball Writers Association.
Dunn, a junior from Connecticut, averaged 23 points, eight rebounds, 7.5 assists and 2.5 steals per game last week as Providence beat Butler and St. John’s to improve to 14-1 on the year and rise to No. 8 in the rankings. Dunn shot 52 percent from the field and 60 percent from long range.
And that’s just over a two-day stretch. On the season, Dunn is averaging 17.5 points, 6.4 rebounds and a Big East best 7.3 assists per game as well as an eye-popping 3.1 steals. He is shooting 48 percent from the field and 37 percent from three-point land. Needless to say, he is taking Providence to the next level and could give Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield a serious run for his money in the National Player of the Year race.
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