Kris Dunn is a young American basketball player who currently plays for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The point guard began his career at New London High School, New London, Connecticut, where he became one of the most promising PG in high school basketball. He later played college basketball at Providence College before making the 2016 NBA Draft.
Kris Dunn: Biography
Dunn was born on March 18, 1994, in New London, Connecticut, and was given the name Kristofer Michael Dunn. He attended New London High School in New London, Connecticut, where he began his basketball career.
He led the school team to the Connecticut Class L State Championship, where they played against Northwest Catholic High School and scored a 27-0 victory. As a junior, he averaged five assists, five steals, ten rebounds, and 26.5 points per game. In his senior season, he scored his 2,000th career point.
Injury And Career Stats Of The NBA Star
At the end of his high school career, Kris Dunn finished 24th as the best player of all high schools nationwide and 1st in Connecticut. In August 2011, he announced that he will attend Providence College. In college, he played basketball with the Providence Black Friars. Due to a labrum tear for which he underwent shoulder surgery, he played only twenty-five games as a freshman, although Dunn still averaged 5.7 points per game.
After only playing four games, Kris was unable to play for the rest of his second season because he had to undergo shoulder surgery that took months to recover. He returned to play for the 2014/2015 season and it was a glorious season for the youngster. He led the Greater East not only in steals per game but also in assists per game. His average score per game this season was 15.6.
At the end of the season, he was named Defensive Player of the Year and also won the Big East Player of the Year award. The next season (2015/2016), Kris Dunn returned with the intention of graduating, but in the pre-season, he received several awards for himself, including the pre-season POY.
After scoring twenty-six points in a game against St. John that ended in victory and another twenty-six points in a game against Butler University that also ended in victory, Dunn was named Big East Player of the Week in January 2016. In February, he was nominated as one of ten finalists for the Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year award. That same month, he was one of thirty-five players who made the midseason watch list for the Naismith Trophy.
Kris Dunn lost his senior season to compete for the 2016 NBA draft. ESPN projected him as the number 2 point guard and that he would probably be one of the first players selected for the draft. Their projection was correct, as Dunn was selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves as the fifth player in the draft’s overall standings.
In July, he signed a contract with the team on the rookie scale, entered the NBA Summer League in 2016, and scored a team-high score of twenty-seven points in his Summer League debut. After two more games, he suffered a concussion that excluded him from the rest of the tournament. He recovered early enough to join the team for the regular season-opening game against the Memphis Grizzlies, where he scored 8 points from the bench.
In a November game against the Grizzlies, Dunn scored 10 points, scoring 6 assists and 5 steals to win the game 116-80. In June 2017, he was traded to the Chicago Bulls in exchange for Jimmy Butler and the rights to the seventh pick (Lauri Markkanen) in the 2017 NBA Draft alongside Zach LaVine and the rights to the sixteenth pick (Justin Patton) in the 2017 NBA Draft.
Dunn did not play with the team until the fifth game due to a dislocation of his left index finger. During his debut game against Oklahoma City Thunder, he scored 8 points and 5 fouls. Kris would set the record of 12 assists, 2 blocks, 4 steals, and 20 points after the game against the Milwaukee Bucks on December 26, 2017, in which he set the record of 12 assists, 2 blocks, 4 steals, and 20 points, along with Michael Jordan as the only player on the team.
His Height, Weight, And Other Facts
The Chicago Bulls Point Guard stands at a height of 1.93 m (6 ft 3 in – 1.93 m) and weighs 100 kg (221 Ibs).
Kris Dunn had a very difficult childhood. Although he was born in Connecticut, he grew up in Alexandria, Va. with his mother Pia, and his older brother John. His mother isolated her from her father (John Seldon) by running away with the boys to Alexandria when Dunn was just one year old, so he grew up without a real father figure; the only “father” he knew was his older brother.