Pelicans Need a Hit and Not a Whiff on Draft Night

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KRIS DUNN,  POINT GUARD ,  PROVIDENCE                                                          

Kris Dunn, PG, Providence – First Team All Big East, Big East Player of the Year, 2nd Team All-American.  Dunn averaged 16.4 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 6.2 assists per game.

Dunn had a difficult upbringing, that he was able to overcome. He stayed true to his goals and obtained his college degree in the Spring of 2016. Above you’ll see a portion of his incredible story, so get your tissue ready.

Kris Dunn is a tenacious combo guard.  His tough upbringing and adversity has made him not just a better and smarter person, buts he’s also persevered on the court.

He has that “grit”, that tenacity, that bounce in his step, that aura about him. That toughness that screams that failure isn’t an option.

He’s 22 years old, so he’s a mature  player. He’s ready to step in and play right away.  Dunn is an elite athlete, the top point guard in the draft.

Dunn has improved his dribble drive game, 3-point shooting and on-the-ball defense. However, the 2-time Big East Player of the year also has an injury red flag.

Dunn initially tore his right labrum before his freshman year at Providence, he returned in December of his freshman year and finished out the year only to reinjure it his sophomore year. Dunn  was given a medical red shirt.

Dunn is an aggressive and tenacious player, he but he has to find a way to harness that exuberance.

Over his career at Providence, he averaged 5.8 assist and 3.3 turnovers a game. He has shown a knack for playing the passing lanes and has good ball anticipation as shown by his 2.3 steals a game.

Dunn’s wingspan is 6’9, and when you combine that with his leaping ability and quickness, he just seems to find a way to get into the paint and finish strong at the rim. He’s a 47% FG shooter, and a 37% 3-pt shooter, so his shot-making ability is top-notch.

Dunn likes the ball in his hands so he can create, but Holiday can play SG;  and the two together would form a very nice tandem in the Pelicans back court.

Dunn has the intangibles to be a very good pro, and he can play heavy minutes and start as a rookie.

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