Kendrick Nunn is a professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association. He plays for Los Angeles Lakers. He has also played for the Santa Cruz Warriors and the Miami Heat. He has also represented the United States internationally, playing in the FIBA under 16 and under 17 championships.
Kendrick Melvin Nunn was born on August 3, 1995, in Chicago, Illinois in the United States of America. He stands 188 cm tall and his weight was last listed at 86 kg.
High School and College Career
He attended the Simeon Career Academy in Chicago, receiving a basketball scholarship from Rick Majerus. When he was a senior, the Academy retired his jersey number.
He initially attended the University of Illinois but was dismissed in 2016 due to a charge of misdemeanor battery. He later transferred to Oakland University. He played for them from 2017 to 2018. In 2018, he was named the Horizon League Player of the Year.
Nunn went undrafted during the 2018 NBA Draft. He later signed with the Golden State Warriors to play in the Summer League. They then added him to their G League roster for the Santa Cruz Warriors. In April 2019, he was signed by the Miami Heat, and in 2020, he was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team.
He became an unrestricted free agent on August 3, 2021. He later signed a two-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers. In October of that year, he suffered a bone bruise that led to him missing several games. He suffered a setback in his rehab which led him to ultimately missing the rest of the season.
- 2020 - NBA All-Rookie First Team
- 2018 - Horizon League Player of theYear
- 2018 - First-team All-Horizon League
- 2014 - Big Ten All-Freshman team
Medals, Men’s Basketball, Representing the United States
- 2011 - FIBA Americas U16Championship, Gold
- 2012 - FIBA World U17 Championship,Gold