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No. 5 pick Kris Dunn breaks down talking about his mom at the NBA Draft

Jun 23, 2016; New York, NY, USA; Kris Dunn (Providence) walks off the stage after being selected as the number five overall pick to the Minnesota Timberwolves in the first round of the 2016 NBA Draft at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Jun 23, 2016; New York, NY, USA; Kris Dunn (Providence) walks off the stage after being selected as the number five overall pick to the Minnesota Timberwolves in the first round of the 2016 NBA Draft at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Kris Dunn had a tough road to becoming the No. 5 pick in the 2016 NBA Draft Thursday night.

He grew up separated from his father, had a turbulent childhood that included his mother spending time in jail and then, while in college at Providence, had to deal with the sudden news that his mother had passed away.

All of those emotions came rushing back to Dunn after the Minnesota Timberwolves drafted him with their first pick, and he broke down in tears in his draft interview.

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"Probably one of the best feelings ever. Supporting my family. My mom, she passed away, I know she's looking up at me. I mean, I'm doing this for my city and everybody that got support for me. I love everybody, man."