2013 Basketball Recruiting: Jabari Parker Teammate Kendrick Nunn Wants to Hear from UK

Kendrick Nunn comes from the same high school as NBA superstar and John Calipari protegé, Derrick Rose (pictured).

Kendrick Nunn, a sweet-shooting, athletic, lefty 2-guard from Chicago Simeon has scholarship offers from all over Division I including the N.C. State Wolfpack, UCLA Bruins, Illinois Fighting Illini, Arizona Wildcats, and Texas A&M Aggies as well as many others. The Rivals 4* is a highly coveted commodity.

But one place he hasn't heard from, but wants to, is Kentucky:

In the mean time, Nunn is hoping one program in particular gets involved by the time he cuts his live to three or five schools. "Hopefully Kentucky will get involved," Nunn said. "Kentucky is a high-major school and they’re what I’m looking for. I want an up-tempo style, a school where I can come in and play and a school that will help me develop."

The main knock against Nunn is that he is listed at 6'3" tall, and that is fairly generous. From what we know of John Calipari, he wants shooting guards to be bigger than that, a minimum of an honest 6'4". Calipari values length as well as athleticism and skill in his players, and he prefers shooting guards that can swing to the 3 or to the 1 in order to improve his team's versatility.

On the positive side, Nunn gets into the paint with ease and has long arms and can really finish in there. He's quick, athletic, and can shoot and pass the ball very well. He has a high skill level and is probably just an inch or two away from being a 5* player.

Nunn was committed at one time to Texas A&M, very early, but de-committed back in September of last year and has pronounced himself wide open ever since.

Nunn has had a good AAU season, but saw his stock slide a little bit in the second half of his high school year. If Nunn could make himself more of an option at the point guard as a backup, he might have more of a shot, but right now Calipari seems focused on the Harrison twins as his 1-2 punch, along with bigger swing men like Wayne Selden, James Young, and Troy Williams.

Unless some of Calipari's higher priorities fall through, I doubt this guy will get an offer. But you never know.

As an editorial aside, I remember not that long ago when we would have been begging to hear from the likes of Nunn, not vice-versa. How nice that things have changed.

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