Locked and Loaded: Friartown

After a stellar 2014-2015 regular season winning 22 games, the Friars found themselves a quick and unfortunate exit from the NCAA Tournament at the hands of the Dayton Flyers. The sadness was short lived for the Friars were quickly onto the upcoming season. There’s much to look forward to in Friartown with the incoming freshman class containing 2 four-star recruits in Ryan Fazekas and Drew Edwards, as well as 3-star recruits Ricky Council and Quadree Smith. When asked about the upcoming season, many of those asked pointed to the fact that superstar guard Kris Dunn was returning and excepted to produce big numbers. Last season Dunn lead the Friars, in his first full season since 2012-2013, in Assists and Steals, as well as being second in Rebounding, Scoring and Minutes played, only, to now Golden State Warrior, LaDontae Henton. Dunn’s 2014-2015 season was capped with his numerous honors such as being named NBC Sports.com Second Team All-American, as well as CBS Sports.com Third Team All-American. Dunn was also named to the Lute Olson All-America Team, ECAC First Team All-Star, USBWA All-District I Team, and named First Team All-BIG EAST, BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year, BIG EAST Player of the Year, BIG EAST Player of the Week (twice), and BIG EAST All-Tournament Team. Dunn was also projected to be a top 15 NBA Draft pick, but chose to return for his Junior season. His stellar play earned him national attention and his most recent honor of being named as the 4th best player in College Basketball by TheBigLead’s Jason McIntyre. Dunn and the Friars have a lot to live up to, but when asked, only positives from the players.

In addition to the return of Dunn and the incoming Freshmen class, the Friars are currently in the hunt for a top transfer from San Diego St., Brodricks Jones, who recently narrowed his choices to Memphis, UTEP, Syracuse, and Providence.

Kieran Burns ’18

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Brodricks Jones Narrows List

http://collegebasketballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/07/12/former-san-diego-state-signee-brodricks-jones-trims-list-to-four/

Jason McIntyre’s 50 Best Players

http://thebiglead.com/2015/07/30/50-best-players-college-basketball-2015-2016/

ESPN’s Providence College Stats 2014-2015

http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/team/stats/_/id/2507/providence-friars

ESPN’s RN Providence College

http://espn.go.com/college-sports/basketball/recruiting/databaseresults?firstname=&lastname=&collegeid=2507&class=2015&position=&state=

friars.com Kris Dunn Player Profile

http://www.friars.com/sports/m-baskbl/mtt/kris_dunn_810465.html

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