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Fox Sports names Kris Dunn second-best player in college basketball; four other Big East players in top 50

This is a minor upset.

Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

As the season draws nearer and nearer, every publication is putting out their "best players in college basketball" list.

Today, it was FOX's turn.

In a bit of a minor upset, Kris Dunn was named the second-best player in all of college basketball behind Wichita State's Fred VanVleet.

Below is what Reid Forgrave had to say about Dunn,

Not many people expected Dunn to return to college after his breakout season a year ago, when he lived up to the potential that we caught only glimpses of in his first two injury-riddled seasons. But he did come back, and on his shoulders alone Providence ought to be an NCAA tournament team. My only worry is whether he can shoulder the entire load. He did it all last season, averaging 15.6 points, 7.5 assists, 5.5 rebounds and 2.7 steals as one of the best two-way players in the country.

The Big East's two prized freshmen, Jalen Brunson and Henry Ellenson, also appeared on the list at 21 and 30, respectively.

Georgetown guard D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera checked in at 22, while Butler guard Kellen Dunham made an appearance at 36.