College Basketball: Top 4 Players At Each Position

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Dec 2, 2015; Providence, RI, USA; Providence Friars guard Kris Dunn (3) celebrates against the Hartford Hawks during the first half at Dunkin Donuts Center. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

Kris Dunn, Providence PG

Providence’s Junior Point Guard Kriss Dunn came into the season with high expectations, and at this point, he’s lived up to them. Averaging around 18 points, six rebounds and seven assists so far, only the flu has been able to slow him down (he sat the second half against Boston College). Dunn is efficient on offense, shooting 47 percent from the floor (and a true shooting percentage of 53 percent to boot) while dishing out 45.8 percent of his team’s assists. Dunn has also shown up on the defensive side of the ball, proving to be outstanding and effective perimeter defender with 3.6 steals per game. Overall, Dunn is +16 on the season for the 8-1 Friars.

Providence’s only loss of the young season was against Michigan State on a neutral floor in the Wooden Legacy Championship, and they’ll have opportunities for quality wins against the likes of Xavier and Villanova in Big East play. A lack of Marquee wins and high profile matchups may somewhat hinder Kris Dunn’s bid for National Player of the Year, but right now, he is on par with Michigan State’s Denzel Valentine when it comes to the best players in the country. That makes him the best point guard in the country so far, both from a all-around talent standpoint and when you consider his production.

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