This year, Dunn is primed to be a repeat of Dwayne Wade’s Big East emergence for the Marquette Golden Eagles. That year, Wade led his 3-seeded Marquette group to the Final 4 with a win over #1 Kentucky.
Dunn is labeled a point guard by fans who watch college basketball through the lens of predicting what a guy will resemble in the NBA. Those who actually watch the games know that Dunn is no point guard. He rebounds, attacks the rim, dribbles with a giddy-up that can freeze a defender, shoots that fall-away, wears the number 3, and rips the ball from unsuspecting dribblers from a help defender position. At Marquette, Wade was listed at 6-5. Dunn is 6-4.
Dwayne Wade was the 5th overall pick for the Miami Heat in the 2003 NBA Draft. ESPN’s Chad Ford has Kris Dunn projected as the number 8 pick next Spring.
Chris Paul followed advice to go and see Kris Dunn in person during the DirecTV Wooden Legacy Championship game. During the ESPN telecast, Paul remarked on Dunn’s aggressive nature for scoring. Basketball fans who follow @CBBEyeTest on Twitter say Kris Dunn is the frontrunner for Player of the Year.