Chicago (Ill.) Simeon 2013 Shooting Guard Kendrick Nunn is about to reach the stretch run of his recruitment. Fresh off a solid spring/summer campaign that included a Co-MVP at the prestigious NY2LA Sports Swish ‘N Dish tournament in April, Nunn is one of the most coveted talents left on the board.  We caught up with the Chicago native to get the latest…

Down to five schools, Illinois, Marquette, Memphis, Ohio State, and UCLA, Nunn will take all five official visits before making a final decision.


Nunn broke down the five schools still vying for his services.

“Illinois, they have a great Coach that fits my play and it’s close to home,” he said.

“Marquette, Coach Buzz Williams is a great coach. I have a good relationship with the coaching staff. Their style of play is a perfect fit more me, an up and down tempo.

“Memphis, I like Coach (Josh) Pastner. It’s a good school, good organization. A lot of players come out of Memphis and I like their style of play.

“Ohio State, It’s a great school,” he said. “One of the top college programs and I’m sure they can develop me.

“UCLA is a guard school. They put their guards in the league. I like the LA lifestyle over there, its cold in Chicago. They have a good style, good coaches over there.”

As he prepares for his senior year at powerhouse Simeon Career Academy where he and his teammates will be defending their state title, Nunn says he currently has no leaders among the bunch. The Illinois shooting guard says his final decision will come down to his relationship with the coaching staffs and their ability to develop him as a player.

“They’re all even,” he said. “I’m looking for a school that’s going to develop me the best, a good relationship with the coaches, and just getting something out of my four years there.”

Nunn says all five schools are even at this point, but it’s been the Illini who have pursued the 6-3 guard the hardest to this point.

“I’d say Illinois has recruited me the hardest,” Nunn said. “They’re my state school and now Coach (John) Groce is the head coach. I’ve been good with him since he was at Ohio.”

Nunn played with the Meanstreets program during the grassroots travel season.