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Kris Dunn Decides To Remain At Providence

Apr 22, 2015 3:26 PM

Kris Dunn has decided to remain at Providence for his junior season.

Dunn was the highest rated underclassmen to have not made a decision on his future.

NBA executives believe Dunn could have become a late lottery pick had he declared.

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Ryan Arcidiacono, Kris Dunn Headline 2015 Big East Awards

Mar 12, 2015 1:04 PM

Ryan Arcidiacono and Kris Dunn have been named the 2015 Big East co-Players of the Year.

Joining Arcidiacono and Dunn on the All-Big East First Team are Kellen Dunham, D'Angelo Harrison, LaDontae Henton, Darrun Hilliard and D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera.

Dunn and Dom Pointer shared Defensive Player of the Year honors.

Angel Delgado won Rookie of the Year.

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Tyler Harris Plans Draft Entry Despite Unexpected Role Cut In Providence Junior Season

Jan 22, 2015 12:41 PM

Providence junior forward Tyler Harris has plans to enter the NBA Draft in June in spite of a puzzling role reduction that has fueled a belief that he’s being regressed to stay in school for his senior season of eligibility, sources told RealGM.

One season after starting in all 35 games of Providence’s run to the NCAA Big East tournament championship, Harris has started 11 of 19 games. Harris – the younger brother of Orlando Magic forward Tobias Harris – has seen his minutes reduced by an average of 3.7 compared to a season ago when he played 32.2 per game.

Harris, 21, is scheduled to graduate this year with enough credit hours for his college degree, but he’s long planned to forgo his senior eligibility. Nevertheless, the glaring decrease in his starting position and minutes has signaled that Providence coach Ed Cooley is testing Harris’ resolve and gauging whether he could return for another season.

For personnel at the NBA level, Harris (6-foot-9) is perceived in between the small and power forward positions as a mid-tier prospect. He spent last summer training in camps held by LeBron James and Kevin Durant.

In a season that includes a 17-point performance in a win over Notre Dame and strong play early, Harris is averaging 10.8 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.3 assists. Those numbers are down from his 11.6 points and 5.1 boards a game as a sophomore.

Harris began his college career at North Carolina State, playing 19 games in 2011-12.

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