The 2021 NBA Draft has concluded and there were no surprises about the two picks for this year when Cade Cunningham and Jalen Green were picked first and second overall by Detroit Pistons and Houston Rockets respectively.


Cunningham played for Oklahoma State University prior to getting drafted by Detroit; However, no player from Providence College was drafted stretching the drought to five years.

Kris Dunn played with Bentil at Providence.

Point Guard Kris Dunn and Ghanaian Power Forward/Small Forward Bentil were picked fifth overall and 51st overall respectively in the 2016 NBA Draft but no player from Providence has had his name called on Draft night.

Ben Bentil

Bentil was drafted by Boston Celtics and played briefly in the NBA for Dallas Mavericks while Dunn was drafted by Minnesota Timberwolves.

Duke Jnr.

Shooting Guard David Duke Jnr. was the latest Providence player to attempt to end the drought but came up short as he ended up undrafted but has signed as an undrafted free agent with Brooklyn Nets.

However, the 6 foot 5 inch Guard who averaged 16.8 points, 6.3 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game in his third year at Providence has signed for Brooklyn Nets. He made himself eligible for the NBA Draft after completing his third year.

Bentil (topless) back row celebrates Panathinaikos league title win in Greece Photo Courtesy: Panathinaikos

Bentil recently signed to play at Turkish Bacasehir Koleji in the Turkish top flight while Dunn is with Atlanta Hawks in the NBA.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

@YawMintYM on Twitter


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