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Kris Dunn named Blue Ribbon Player of the Year

The Providence guard continues to pile up accolades and the season has not even started.

Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

Each fall, the unofficial start of college basketball season is marked by the release of the Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook. Now in it's 35th year, Blue Ribbon is considered the "Bible of college basketball".

This year, Big East fans have an added reason to pick up the Blue Ribbon: Providence guard Kris Dunn was named the publication's Player of the Year.

It's easy to see why Blue Ribbon tabbed Dunn as POY. He is, without much debate, the best returning player in college basketball this year. Dunn averaged 15.6 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 7.5 assists per game last season en route to his Co-Big East Player of the Year award.

This isn't the first honor Blue Ribbon has bestowed upon Dunn. In August, the publication named him an All-American.