Ohio State Buckeyes: Kendrick Nunn

Illinois lands SG Kendrick Nunn 

September, 15, 2012
ESPN 100 shooting guard Kendrick Nunn (Chicago/Simeon) ended his recruitment on Saturday with a verbal pledge to Illinois, sources confirmed to ESPN.com.

The 6-foot-1 Nunn chose the Illini over Memphis, Marquette and Ohio State. He originally committed to Texas A&M before his junior season.

Kendrick Nunn sets official visits

August, 22, 2012
Four-star shooting guard Kendrick Nunn (Chicago, Ill./Simeon), who named a final five earlier this month, has scheduled his official visits, ESPNChicago.com reports.

The No. 56 player in the ESPN 100 will visit Illinois on Sept. 14, Memphis on Sept. 21, UCLA on Sept. 28, Ohio State on Oct. 5 and Marquette on Oct. 12.


OSU in ESPN 100 guard Nunn's top five

August, 3, 2012
Ohio State is coming on late for Chicago Simeon shooting guard Kendrick Nunn, who is ranked No. 54 in the ESPN 100.

The senior released Friday a list of five schools he was considering to attend -- in alphabetical order, they are Illinois, Marquette, Memphis, Ohio State and UCLA.

On Ohio State: "For some reason, we didn't hear from them for 18 months," his father Melvin Nunn said to ESPNChicago.com. "I guess they liked the way they performed. They were trying to find a way to love him. Kendrick always had interest in Ohio State. He was just going to let his game do the talking. He got a call from them and offered. He loves Ohio State, and he won't get into, 'Where were you guys two years ago?' They got in before it's too late."

Ohio State basketball coach Thad Matta has been busy stockpiling offers in the classes of 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Along with an offer to 2015 shooting guard Franklin Howard (Washington D.C./Gonzaga College), the veteran coach dipped into the class of 2014 with an offer to small forward Jae’Sean Tate (Pickerington, Ohio/Pickerington Central) and another to 2013 shooting guard Kendrick Nunn (Chicago, Ill./Simeon).

Nunn’s name should sound familiar as he is the teammate of Jabari Parker -- the No. 1 ranked player in the ESPN 100. Nunn is ranked 54th.

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