Kris Dunn turned down NBA for degree and legacy
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Kris Dunn turned down NBA for degree and legacy

Providence point guard improved NBA stock to possible lottery pick

Photo: Providence guard Kris Dunn faces North Carolina in the second round.

RALEIGH, N.C. – Thank you, Kris Dunn.

Some of us needed to see a basketball player make a statement favoring education, the college experience and leaving a legacy versus taking the NBA money and running. It’s harder and harder to argue in the court of public opinion the value of staying in school in this era of Wall Street excess. ... 

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Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan is an award-winning sportswriter and the author of "Raye of Light". Tom has also written for the San Diego Union-Tribune, Voice of San Diego,,, and Gameday Central. He has won multiple first-place awards from the San Diego Press Club and first place from the Copley News Service Ring of Truth Awards. The National Football Foundation/San Diego Chapter presented him its Distinguished American Award in 2003 and USA Track and Field’s San Diego Chapter its President’s Award in 2000.

Raye of Light: Jimmy Raye, Duffy Daugherty, the integration of college football and the 1965-66 Michigan State Spartans

By Tom Shanahan; Foreword by Tony Dungy; August Publications

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