As the Providence Friars prepare for the Big East Tournament and beyond, we just got a headline regarding a former player, and I am beyond hyped.
Former 2x Big East Player of the Year and Friar Legend, Kris Dunn, got the call up back to the NBA, after securing a 10-day contract with the Utah Jazz.
After a summer league tryout for the Wizards prior to the season, Dunn landed a gig with the G-League Capital City Go-Go's, and he's been silently tearing it up. The defensive standout provides much needed guard depth for the Jazz, who made some moves at the deadline and also have Collin Sexton dealing with some injuries.
This opportunity is major for Dunn, who is in his 6th year of playing post college, and could reclaim his college glory. Also, don't count the Jazz out anytime soon. They are a half game back from the West play-in game.
I had this conversation with a buddy of mine (PC Alumni) and it might be a big "what if" storylines. Kris Dunn should have been drafted elsewhere. The Timberwolves selected Dunn with the 5th pick in 2016, and then head coach Tom Thibodeau, notoriously burred the rookie. If he landed with the Suns, Pelicans, Nuggets, or anybody else, who knows, he may have been a rising star in the league.
That's neither here nor there. I'm hoping Dunn catches strides and sticks with the team for the rest of the season. The dude deserves nothing but the best.