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KENDRICK NUNN RUMORS

John Groce on why he didn’t start the freshmen earlier

When John Groce decided to start freshmen Malcolm Hill and Kendrick Nunn last season the Illini basketball season turned around completely. Illinois started 13-2, then they had a brutally awful 1-10 stretch in midseason. Many media and pundits (including myself) called for John Groce to shake up the lineup and start his talented freshmen. It took awhile but finally, Groce made the...
Via The Sports Bank
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Does Malcolm Hill deserve a spot in next year’s Illini starting 5?

Illini freshmen Malcolm Hill and Kendrick Nunn have been the main reason Illinois has rebounded somewhat from a disastrous season and moved closer towards respectability with a strong finish. Obviously, the Senior Night train wreck versus Michigan kind of dilutes that. However, even when you include the horrific showing versus the Wolverines on Tuesday, the Illini are 4-3 since John...
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March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Kendrick Nunn has secured his place in ’14-’15 Illini starting lineup

Illini freshman wing Kendrick Nunn was a consensus national top 75 recruit. Kendrick Nunn has ascended since being promoted to the starting lineup. He led the Illini with 19 points in their win at Penn State, ending a horrendous eight game skid. Nunn led Illinois again in scoring last night, again with 19 as he shot the lights out from three. (5-7 3PT FGM-FGA). Illinois continued...
Via The Sports Bank
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Nunn helps Illinois shoot down Minnesota, 62-49

Freshman guard Kendrick Nunn hit five 3-pointers and led Illinois with 19 points as the last-place Illini beat Minnesota 62-49 on Wednesday night, putting a damper on the Gophers' hopes for an at-large NCAA Tournament bid. The Illini won for only the second time in their last 12 games thanks to some uncharacteristically good 3-point shooting and solid defense that helped them...
Via AP on Fox
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Gophers fall to last-place Illini

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Freshman guard Kendrick Nunn hit five 3-pointers and led Illinois with 19 points as the last-place Illini beat Minnesota 62-49 on Wednesday night, putting a damper on the Gophers' hopes for an at-large NCAA Tournament bid. The Illini won for only the second time in their last 12 games thanks to some uncharacteristically good 3-point shooting and solid defense...
Via Fox Sports North
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Nunn's 2nd half lifts Illinois past Penn St. 60-55

Kendrick Nunn scored 11 of his 19 points in the second half and Illinois halted its eight-game losing streak with a 60-55 victory over Penn State on Sunday. Nunn, averaging 4.1 points per game, was 7 for 13 from the field and made four 3-pointers for Illinois (14-10, 3-8 Big Ten). Malcolm Hill added 11 and Rayvonte Rice nine for the Illini. Illinois grabbed a 53-52 lead at the...
Via AP on Fox
February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Fighting Illini Player Profile: Kendrick Nunn

Kendrick Nunn — No. 25 Freshman Chicago, Illinois Simeon Career Academy 6’3” 180lbs. Guard High School Career Kendrick Nunn attended Simeon Career Academy in Chicago, Illinois.  Saying that Kendrick Nunn had a successful high school career would be an understatement.  While at Simeon, Nunn helped lead the team to four straight Class 4A state titles.  As a senior, he averaged...
Via Sports Mockery
February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Kendrick Nunn Shoved in the Neck by Penn State’s D.J. Newbill

Freshman Kendrick Nunn, and Malcolm Hill frustrated veteran D.J. Newbill of Penn State all game long as the Illini cruised to victory. The Nittany Lions had no answer for the Fighting Illini in the second half of Saturdays battle. Newbill was ejected with just over eight minutes to play in the second half after a blow to the head/neck area of freshman Kendrick Nunn. Earlier in the...
Via Sports Mockery
January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Kendrick Nunn and the Simeon to Illini pipeline

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...
Via The Sports Bank
November 15, 2013  |  Discuss
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