Minneapolis/St. Paul – The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the team has signed guard Kris Dunn, the fifth overall selection in the 2016 NBA Draft.
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. 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 Second Team All-American. He led the Big East in steals, ranking fifth in the nation, and was second 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 joined Georgetown’s Patrick Ewing as the only Big East players to win Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year twice.
Dunn will make his Timberwolves debut at the Samsung NBA Summer League 2016, which takes place in Las Vegas from July 8-18. Minnesota’s first game is against the Denver Nuggets on July 8 at the Thomas & Mack Center at 7:30 p.m. CT and will be televised on ESPN.