Sunday, August 7, 2011
Kendrick Nunn commits to Texas A&M
By Scott Powers ESPNChicago.com
Simeon junior guard Kendrick Nunn committed to Texas A&M on Sunday.
Nunn, a 6-foot-2 shooting guard, committed to Texas A&M while visiting the school this weekend. Arizona, Illinois and Memphis were among the other schools Nunn considered.
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Nunn is ranked No. 47 in ESPN's Class of 2013 Super 60. He played on the USA's U16 team this summer and helped it to a gold medal at the FIBA Americas Championship.
"Kendrick Nunn had a great spring and summer," ESPN recruiting coordinator Reggie Rankin said. "He is a lefty shooting guard that is learning to play the point some, but is better off the ball now. He's explosive on the break, (a) shot-maker with 3-point range and his defensive energy and effort helped earn (him) a spot on the U16 national team. He's a great get for the Aggies and their new staff. Nunn is a winner."
Texas A&M also recently received a commitment from Class of 2012 ESPNU Top 100 point guard J-Mychal Reese, who is from Texas. Reese is ranked No. 28 overall in the Class of 2012.
Nunn was the second Simeon player to commit on Sunday. Senior forward Steve Taylor committed to Marquette.
With Simeon returning Nunn, Taylor and Jabari Parker, the Wolverines are expected to be among the top five teams in the country and the favorite to win their third consecutive Illinois state championship next season.
Scott Powers covers high school and college sports for ESPNChicago.com and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.