Illini freshman wing Kendrick Nunn was a consesnus national top 75 recruit. He’s important to talk about today, as this is the biggest day in Illini basketball recruiting in a whole generation. It’s been nicknamed Cliffmas, as we’ll get the Cliff Alexander decision in just a matter of hours. And then a new wrinkle was thrown in last night. Illini commit Quentin Snider who decommitted from Louisville failed to sign to his national letter of intent. Now there’s word he’s talking with UL again.
I bring up Kendrick Nunn again because he represents that Simeon to Illini pipeline. And that pipeline can give Illini Nation something warm and fuzzy to think about as they’re 1.) freaking out about Quentin Snider 2.) on pins and needles for Cliffmas.
Kendrick Nunn, along with fellow Illini freshman Jaylon Tate, won four straight state titles, tying the IHSA record. Nunn played on the USA basketball that won a gold medal at the 2012 FIBA u17 World Championships. 13 minutes, 2 assists, bu...