It was announced on Tuesday, March 15 that Providence College junior guard Kris Dunn (New London, Conn.) was named USBWA Second Team All-American. Dunn is the first USBWA All-American selection from Providence since Ryan Gomes received the honor in 2004.
Last week, Dunn was named First Team All-BIG EAST, BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year and BIG EAST Player of the Year. Other honors he earned last week were Sports Illustrated Second Team All-American, Sporting News Second Team All-American, ESPN.com 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, has led the Friars to a 23-10 mark and a 10-8 record in BIG EAST play. In addition to leading the league in steals and ranking fourth in the nation (2.6), Dunn ranks second in the BIG EAST in assists (6.4) and seventh in scoring (16.3). This season, Dunn has 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 3 career games, Dunn has recorded 1,169 points (12.6 ppg), 545 assists (5.9 apg), 479 rebounds (5.2 rpg) and 205 steals (2.2 spg).
A preseason Associated Press All-American, Dunn is a candidate for the Oscar Robertson Award, the Wooden Award, the Naismith Award, the Bob Cousy Award and the NABC Defensive Player of the Year honor.
The Friars are set to play Southern California in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday, March 17 in Raleigh, N.C. The Providence College Friars earned an at-large bid to their 18th NCAA Tournament overall and third consecutive after posting a 23-10 mark and a 10-8 record (fourth place) in BIG EAST play.
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