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KENDRICK NUNN RUMORS

Finke likely out, Nunn questionable for Illini at Rutgers

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) Illinois coach John Groce said the team may be without two of its starters when it faces Rutgers on Wednesday. Groce said Tuesday that starting forward Michael Finke has not been able to practice after injuring his left knee in a collision Sunday during a loss to Wisconsin. The coach said an MRI showed no structural damage but said Finke is unlikely to play...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Foul-plagued Boilermakers fall to Illinois 84-70

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Malcolm Hill scored 30 points and Kendrick Nunn added 22 to lead Illinois past No. 20 Purdue 84-70 on Sunday.Hill and Nunn were a combined 17 for 27 from the field for the Illini (9-8, 1-3 Big Ten).Nunn returned after missing Thursday's loss at Michigan State for the birth of his son. He started slowly but scored 18 points in the second half. That included a nine...
Via Associated Press
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Hill, Nunn lead Illinois past No. 20 Purdue, 84-70

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) Malcolm Hill scored 30 points and Kendrick Nunn added 22 to lead Illinois past No. 20 Purdue 84-70 on Sunday. Hill and Nunn were a combined 17 for 27 from the field for the Illini (9-8, 1-3 Big Ten). Nunn returned after missing Thursday's loss at Michigan State for the birth of his son. He started slowly but scored 18 points in the second half. That included...
Via Associated Press
27 days ago  |  Discuss

New father Kendrick Nunn posterizes Purdue big man in his first game back

Illinois junior guard Kendrick Nunn missed Thursday night's game for the birth of his son.He rejoined the Fighting Illini on Sunday night and quickly made up for lost time. The 6-foot-3 guard posterized Purdue freshman center Caleb Swanigan with a one-handed jam in the second half. That dunk put the Illini up 57-48 with 11:40 remaining in regulation.Nunn's son, Kason Lee, was born...
Via Fox Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Illinois G Kendrick Nunn misses game for birth of his child

This season has been a revolving door of injuries and illnesses for Illinois head coach John Groce and his Fighting Illini. On Thursday, the Illini were without leading scorer Kendrick Nunn, although it was under much more joyous circumstances.Nunn was not presence for Illinois' 79-54 loss to No. 5 Michigan State because he was in Champaign, awaiting the birth of his son, Kason Lee...
Via Fox Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Illinois guard out eight weeks after thumb surgery

Illinois junior guard Kendrick Nunn has a torn left thumb ligament and will undergo surgery tomorrow, per Rob Dauster of NBC Sports’ College Basketball Talk. The injury is expected to sideline Nunn for eight weeks, setting his potential return around mid-December. A former four-star recruit out of Chicago’s Simeon Career Academy, Nunn averaged 11.1 points and 3.5 rebounds per...
Via Campus Sports Net
October 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Illinois guard Kendrick Nunn out two months with thumb injury

A thumb injury will sideline Illinois junior guard Kendrick Nunn for eight weeks, the school announced Tuesday. The Chicago native will have surgery Wednesday after injuring a ligament in his left thumb last week. Kendrick Nunn drives against Northwestern last season.(Chris Sweda, Chicago Tribune) Nunn averaged 11.1 points last season and is the team’s second-best returning...
Via The Catch and Shoot
October 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Illini guard Kendrick Nunn set to miss eight weeks thanks to thumb surgery

Can Illinois Fighting Illini basketball and head coach John Groce catch a positive break for once? It seems like the injury bug has held this team back every year since Groce came to the Champaign campus. This season is no different, as it was announced on Tuesday that veteran guard Kendrick Nunn will miss eight weeks thanks to having surgery to repair torn ligaments in his left...
Via Talking 10
October 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Illinois G Kendrick Nunn out with a thumb injury

The injury bug bit the Fighting Illini again this week.According to Shannon Ryan of the Chicago Tribune, junior guard Kendrick Nunn injured his thumb in practice on Tuesday. The extent of the injury is currently unknown, Illinois head coach John Groce said on Thursday at Big East Media Day in ChicagoNunn, who averaged 11.1 points and 3.5 rebounds per game last season, joins a list...
Via Fox Sports
October 16, 2015  |  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 overcome...
Via Associated Press
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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