Nunn Pulls the Trigger

Posted Sep 15, 2012

Four-star shooting guard Kendrick Nunn committed to Illinois while on a visit to campus Saturday.

A star at Chicago's Simeon High, Nunn, the No. 10 shooting guard in the 2013 class, committed to Illinois coach John Groce while visiting Champaign.

Spending the last few days on campus proved to Kendrick and his family that Illinois was the school he needed to be at come next year.

"I was all in after these last two days," Kendrick's father Melvin said. "I felt like it's not going to get any better than this."

The chance to play for the homestate school and the pride that comes along with representing the Chicago high school basketball scene at the college level was too much for the Nunn family to pass up.

"There was so much that coach Groce presented," Melvin said. "No other program was going to go beyond what Illinois presented us with. It's the alumni, the history and right here at home."

Melvin cited coach Groce as another major factor in securing Kendrick.

"We feel coach Groce is building a dynasty," Melvin said. "He's building that and he's going to keep it that way because of the type of guy he is."

Nunn considered offers from Marquette, Ohio State, UCLA and others. He's the third verbal commitment of the Illinois 2013 class, joining guard Malcolm Hill and center Maverick Morgan.

Kendrick Nunn Profile.

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