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NBA: Dunn deal: Timberwolves sign top pick

MINNEAPOLIS--Guard Kris Dunn, the fifth overall selection in the 2016 NBA Draft, signed with the Minnesota Timberwolves Thursday. Dunn, a 6-4 guard out of Providence, averaged 12.8 points, 5.1 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 2.2 steals in 95 games over...

MINNEAPOLIS-Guard Kris Dunn, the fifth overall selection in the 2016 NBA Draft, signed with the Minnesota Timberwolves Thursday.

Dunn, a 6-4 guard out of Providence, averaged 12.8 points, 5.1 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 2.2 steals in 95 games over three-plus seasons. He is the only Providence player to tally career totals of 1,000 points, 400 rebounds, 500 assists and 200 steals with the Friars.

As a junior this past season, Dunn averaged 16.4 points, 5.3 rebounds, 6.2 assists and 2.5 steals, and was named Big East Player of the Year, Big East Defensive Player of the Year and a second-team All-American. He led the Big East in steals, ranking fifth in the nation, and finished second in the Big East in assists and fourth in scoring.

Dunn was also named 2014-15 Big East Player of the Year and Big East Defensive Player of the Year as a redshirt sophomore after averaging 15.6 points, 5.5 rebounds, 7.5 assists and 2.7 steals. He joins Georgetown's Patrick Ewing as the only players to win Big East Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year twice.

Dunn will make his Timberwolves debut at the Samsung NBA Summer League 2016 in Las Vegas which begins July 8 and runs through July 18.

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