Kendrick Nunn re-opens recruitment
Simeon's junior guard de-commits, father talks new recruitment.
Simeon (Chicago, IL) junior Kendrick Nunn de-committed from Texas A&M yesterday, but according to Nunn's father, Melvin, the Aggies are still in the mix for the 6-foot-1 lefty combo guard.
"It had nothing to do with him not liking anything about A&M," Melvin Nunn told Fivestarbasketball.com via telephone. "Kendrick just felt he committed too early after he got to thinking about it a lot. He's 16 years old and still very young with a lot of empty space in his head. He felt he rushed his decision."
According to Nunn, Illinois, DePaul, Syracuse, Pittsburgh, Kansas, Memphis and Baylor have already called since the de-committment, with Baylor being the only new addition to his son's list. Of that list, Kansas, Syracuse and Baylor are the only schools that have not formally offered.
Bill Self of Kansas and Oliver Purnell of DePaul were both at Simeon's open gym Tuesday night.
Five-Star Basketball was also on-hand, and on a loaded team that features Jabari Parker, Steve Taylor, Kendall Pollard and De La Salle-transfer Jaylon Tate, Nunn arguably impressed the most. He had a number of strong finishes at the rim, to go with some great passes and an array of pull-up jumpers.
It'll be interesting to see where the junior ends up. "Kendrick's just using this as a chance to get better looks and new opportunities," said his father. "He wants to see what else is out there."