Class of 2013 shooting guard Kendrick Nunn has a plethora of offers from programs like UCLA, Memphis, Oklahoma State, Marquette, Illinois, Texas A&M, N.C. State, Nebraska, Florida State and Missouri and interest from schools like Kansas, Syracuse and North Carolina.
However, he insists he has no favorites. ”Nobody is standing out, everyone is even,” Nunn told NRS. “I’m open right now.”
Although, the 6’3, 180-pound Chicago native has been making some progress in his recruitment. Nunn visited Marquette today and has taken trips to Ohio, Memphis, Illinois and Texas A&M. He’s also looking to visit the Bruins.
“Hopefully over the summer I’ll get to go to UCLA,” Nunn said. “I want to go down there and get to know the staff and enjoy the weather in Los Angeles.” He’s looking to do something else by the end of the summer too.
“By the end of the summer I should definitely have a top three or top five list of schools,” he added.
In the mean time, Nunn is hoping one program in particular gets involved by the time he cuts his live to three or five schools. “Hopefully Kentucky will get involved,” Nunn said. “Kentucky is a high-major school and they’re what I’m looking for. I want an up-tempo style, a school where I can come in and play and a school that will help me develop.”
Nunn also said that Illinois is recruiting him the hardest and he reflected on a previous visit he has taken that stands out to him. “I had a really good time down at Texas A&M,” he added, “because I have a really good relationship with the players and they showed me a good time.”
Nunn says he has no definite timetable but is looking to commit in the fall.
We got a look at Nunn during the Nike EYBL so take a look at our evaluation of him:
The Chicago product impacts the game in almost every way possible between his athleticism, intelligence and feel for the game. He is tough on defense because of his ability to block shots (yes, he blocks shots as a two guard), his ability to keep his man in front of him and not let him get into the lane and his knack for getting his hands into the passing lanes which nets him some steals. He is able to extend the defense with his three-point shot and has a smooth, consistent stroke but he also does a terrific job penetrating and getting into the lane. He’s a good ball-handler and quick with the rock and has a great motor and effort level whenever he’s on the court.