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Los Angeles Lakers | #12 | Guard











6'2" | 190lb | 26 years

Player Bio



Was not drafted by the NBA out of college in 2018…signed with the Golden State Warriors on Sept. 20, 2018…waived by the Warriors on Oct. 12, 2018…was allocated to the Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBA G League on Oct. 22, 2018…signed with the HEAT on Apr. 10, 2019.

2018-19 Season:

Signed with the HEAT on the last day of the season and did not appear in an NBA game…spent the season with the Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBA G League…appeared in 49 games (one start) and averaged 19.3 points (.473 FG%, .857 FT%), 3.8 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.45 steals and 29.0 minutes…missed one game with a right ankle injury…was named to the Mid-Season All-NBA G League Western Conference Team…ranked among G League leaders in field goals made (2nd), points (3rd), steals (8th), free throw percentage (9th), scoring average (21st), minutes (26th), steals per game (26th), three-pointers attempted (28th) and three-pointers made (40th)…led Santa Cruz in points, field goals made and attempted, three-point field goals made and attempted, free throws made and attempted and free throw percentage…finished second on the team in steals and plus/minus…led the team in scoring 20 times…scored in double-figures on 46 occasions, including 24 games with at least 20 points and four 30-point games…scored a season-high 32 points on Nov. 10 vs. Iowa…appeared in two postseason games with the Warriors, averaging 30 points (.615 FG%, 1.000 FT%), 5.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 2.00 steals and 31.6 minutes…led the team in scoring twice and in rebounds, steals and minutes once each…earned First Team All-NBA Summer League honors in Las Vegas while playing for the HEAT in July of 2019.


Played four seasons, splitting time between Oakland University and the University of Illinois…appeared in 126 games (89 starts) and averaged 14.2 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.16 steals and 30.1 minutes while shooting 42.8 percent from the floor, 38.6 percent from three-point range and 82.1 percent from the foul line…transferred to Oakland after spending three years at Illinois…appeared in 30 games (28 starts) as a senior in 2017-18 and averaged 25.9 points (.435 FG%, .838 FT%), 4.7 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 1.50 steals and 37.9 minutes while being voted the Horizon League Player of the Year…named a Lou Henson All-American…named Horizon League Player of the Week three times…twice named the Lute Olson National Player of the Week…led the NCAA in three-point makes per game and 30-point games…ranked second nationally in three-pointers made and points per game…led the Horizon League in points and minutes and ranked fifth in steals…among the program’s single-season record holders, ranks in the top 10 in the following categories: points (2nd), field goals attempted (2nd), three-point field goals attempted (2nd), three-point field goals made (4th) and field goals made (5th)…led Oakland in points, steals, minutes, field goals made and attempted and three-point field goals made and attempted…finished second on the team in free throws made and attempted…scored in double-figures in all 30 games he appeared in, including 22 games of at least 20 points and 11 games with at least 30 points…scored a career-high 39 points at Green Bay on Feb. 22…made a career-high eight three-pointers in a win at Detroit Mercy on Jan. 20…sat out the 2016-17 season due to NCAA transfer rules…in three seasons at Illinois he appeared in 96 games (61 starts) and averaged 10.6 points, 3.3 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.05 steals and 27.7 minutes while shooting 42.4 percent from the field, 37.9 percent from three-point range and 80.5 percent from the foul line…as a junior at Illinois in 2015-16, he served as a team co-captain and finished second on the team in points, field goals made and attempted, three-point field goals made and attempted, free throws made and attempted, rebounds, steals and minutes…was a co-recipient of the team’s 2014-15 Most Improved Player award…led the team in three-point field goals made and attempted and ranked second in steals and minutes…was selected to the 2013-14 Big Ten All-Freshman Team…earned three consecutive Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors to close out the regular season.


Full name is Kendrick Melvin Nunn.…nicknames are “K-Nunn” and “K9”…is the son of Melvin Nunn, Jr. and Kimberly Harris…has two sisters, Kendyl Nunn and Sarafina Benson…has a two-year-old son (Kyren Nunn)…his father, Melvin, played basketball collegiately at Casper College and Wayne State and professionally overseas in New Zealand…sister, Kendyl, played basketball collegiately at the University of Illinois, Chicago (UIC) and St. John’s…graduated from Oakland University with a degree in Integrative Studies…in his free time he enjoys bowling, reading, playing video games, watching movies or trying out new restaurants…his favorite sport other than basketball is football and his favorite teams are the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks…lists his dad as the person who made a difference in his life because he always looked after him and pushed him to his maximum potential…when his playing career is over he would like to be an entrepreneur and full-time dad…owns a marketing business, NunnBetter Group LLC…played high school ball at Simeon Career Academy where he helped lead his team to four-straight state championships, matching the IHSA’s record for consecutive championships…had his number (20) retired by Simeon Career Academy on Jan. 25, 2013 prior to his final home game…won two gold medals as a member of the USA Basketball Team, once at the U17 Championships in 2012 and the other at the U16 Championships in 2011…wears size 12 sneakers.