Senior baseball player Nate Schweers recaps the 2018 Black and Gold Awards
The senior guard ranked second the the NCAA in points per game
Oakland basketball analyst Matt Dery gives his final take on the 2017-18 Oakland basketball season
The award recognizes the top shooting guards in Division I men's college basketball
2018 Black and Gold Awards 4/17/18
Oakland vs. Cleveland State (3/5/2018) Little Caesars Arena
Oakland vs. IUPUI (3/4/2018) Little Caesars Arena
Oakland vs. Milwaukee (2/24/2018) O'rena
Oakland vs. IUPUI (2/4/2018) O'rena
▪ Appeared in 30 games, making 28 starts
▪ 2017-18 Horizon League Player of the Year and first team selection
▪ Named 2017-18 Lou Henson All-American
▪ Was part of nation's leading scoring duo in the regular season with teammate Jalen Hayes; the two averaged 45.4 points per game
▪ Led the NCAA in three-point field goals per game at 4.47, an Oakland single-season school record,
▪ Ranked second nationally in three-pointers made (134)
▪ Ranked second nationally in points per game at 25.9 which is also the sixth-highest in a season in Oakland history
▪ Scored 777 points which ranks as the second-most in a season in school history
▪ Ranked fifth in Horizon League in assists per game (3.8).
▪ Scored 30 points or more in 11 games this season, leading the NCAA.
▪ Horizon League player of the Week on Nov. 13, Dec. 19 and Jan. 22
▪ Named as one of five finalists for the Jerry West Shooting Guard of the Year Award given to the top shooting guard in Division I men's college basketball.
▪ Lute Olson Award National Player of the Week on Nov. 13 and Jan. 22
▪ Hit eight three pointers against Milwaukee and Detroit Mercy, the most in a single game among Horizon League players.
▪ Set a single-game school record for three-point attempts at Green Bay on Dec. 30 (19).
▪ Attempted 31 shots against Wright State on Jan. 7, the second-most in school history and the most in Oakland’s DI history.
▪ Ranks inside Oakland’s single season top-10 in field goals made (262; fifth), field goal attempts (602; second), three-point field goals made (134; fourth) and three-point field goal attempts (340; second)
▪ Missed three games with a sprained ankle
▪ Scored 40 points, recorded 10 rebounds and dished out eight assists in his Oakland debut during an exhibition against Central Michigan on Oct. 29, 2017.
▪ Recorded career highs in points (39 vs. Green Bay on Feb. 22), assists (eight vs. Cleveland State on Jan. 12), blocks (three, three times), field goals made (12, three times), three-point field goals made (eight vs. Detroit Mercy on Jan. 20 and Green Bay on Dec. 30) and free throws made (13 vs. UIC on Feb. 2)
▪ Transferred to Oakland in June 2016
AT ILLINOIS (2012-16)
▪ Scored over 1,000 points in 96 games played, becoming the 48th Illini to score over 1,000 points
▪ Averaged 10.6 points and 3.3 rebounds per game over three seasons
▪ Shot 42.4 percent from the floor and 37.9 percent from behind the arc
▪ Averaged 15.5 points and 5.0 rebounds per game senior season
▪ Tallied 20 points or more in six games in 2015-16 including scoring a career-best 28 points vs. Yale
▪ Named to Big Ten All-Freshman Team in 2012-13
▪ Consensus national top-75 recruit
▪ ESPN 100 Shooting Guard
▪ Helped lead Simeon to four straight state championships -- equaling the IHSA's record for consecutive titles -- and had his No. 20 jersey retired by the Wolverines along with teammate Jabari Parker
▪ Averaged 14.7 points, 7.3 rebounds and 3.7 assists as a senior
▪ First-team All-State by the Champaign News-Gazette and Illinois Basketball Coaches Association, Second-team All-State by the Associated Press, Third-team All-State by the Chicago Tribune
▪ Ranked No. 57 on the recruiting services consensus index and ranked No. 52 nationally by Scout, No. 60 by Rivals and No. 61 by ESPN
▪ Member of the USA Basketball Team that won a gold medal at the 2012 FIBA U17 World Championships in Lithuania and competed for USA Basketball in 2011, winning a gold medal at the FIBA Americas U16 Championships in Mexico
▪ 2012 FIBA U-17 World Championship in Kaunas, Lithuania
Full Name: Kendrick Melvin Nunn
Birthdate: Aug. 3, 1995
Parents: Melvin Nunn
Siblings: Kendyl and Sarafina
▪ Sister Kendyl played basketball at UIC and St. John's