He decided to forgo the 2015 NBA Draft to earn his degree in social sciences. He also wanted to mature more as a player, as two shoulder injuries plagued him in his first two years as a Friar.

"I told Kris if I was his dad, I told him he should leave,” Providence coach Ed Cooley told the Providence Journal. “Given the circumstance of his injury, I do not want that young man to be hurt under my watch. I don't know if I would have been able to live with myself.”

Dunn had zero regrets about the decision, especially after he led Providence to a second-round appearance in the NCAA Tournament this past March.