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CBS Sports poll reveals coaches would take Kris Dunn over all players in NCAA

The season is still months away, but the senior Providence guard is already receiving high praises.

Joe Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

Kris Dunn is officially the most wanted player in college basketball -- so say various NCAA coaches, at least.

CBS Sports talked with various unnamed coaches throughout the month of July, and a quarter of them said that if they could pick one player in college basketball to have on their team for this season, Dunn would be the guy.

LSU freshman Ben Simmons finished second in the voting with 21%, and Villanova freshman Jalen Brunson also received votes.

It's not hard to see why Dunn received so much praise. The 2014-15 Co-Big East Player of the Year averaged 15.6 points, 7.5 assists, and 5.6 rebounds per game last season. With the departure of Providence's leading scorer, LaDontae Henton, expect to see the scoring numbers rise this year.

One coach had this to say about Dunn, "You can literally hand the ball to him and he'll go and win you games on this own. Now, his health and durability, to me, is a major question mark. But you've got a kid that can legit go get you 15, 10, and 5 every night"