Simeon alumni at Illinois wear No. 25 to honor the late Ben Wilson
Nunn Named to All-Freshman Team; Rice Honorable Mention All-Big Ten
Big Ten honors Simeon alum after Illini wins over Nebraska, Michigan State
Illinois turned in a complete team effort in Wednesday night's 60-49 win against Nebraska.
The Fighting Illini put a stop to the Cornhuskers seven-game winning streak.
Illinois vs. Michigan - Big Ten Tournament
Illinois vs. Indiana - Big Ten Tournament
Illinois Fighting Illini vs. No. 12/12 Michigan Wolverines at State Farm Center on March 4, 2014.
Illinois at Michigan State - March 1, 2014
The Fighting Illini hosted Nebraska at State Farm Center on Feb. 26, 2014.
AT ILLINOIS2013-14 FRESHMAN: Played in all 35 games and started 12 times ... All-Big Ten Freshman Team ... Averaged 6.2 points per game and 1.7 rebounds per game ... Averaged 10.3 points per game after entering the starting lineup ... One of three recipients of the team's Most Improved Player Award ... Two points, two assists and one rebound in Illini debut vs. Alabama State (Nov. 8) ... Knocked down the first two three-pointers of his Illini career and had eight points and four rebounds vs. Bradley (Nov. 17) ... Season-high three steals vs. Missouri (Dec. 21) ... Equaled a season-high with three steals and added seven points vs. Indiana (Dec. 31) ... Turned in eight points at Wisconsin (Jan. 8) and vs. Purdue (Jan. 15) ... Had a season-high four assists and seven points vs. Iowa (Feb. 1) ... Scored a career-high 19 points, including four three-pointers, in 31 minutes while making his first career start at Penn State (Feb. 9) ... Nine points in 31 minutes at Nebraska (Feb. 12) ... Named Big Ten Freshman of the Week after hitting a career-high five threes on seven attempts and equaling his career-high with 19 points in a career-high 33 minutes at Minnesota (Feb. 19) ... Continued his hot shooting from beyond the arc, connecting on 3-of-4 three-pointers on his way to a team-high 13 points vs. Nebraska (Feb. 26) ... Grabbed a career-high six rebounds and equaled a career-high with four assists at Michigan State (March 1) ... Earned second straight Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor after averaging 10.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game in wins over Nebraska and nationally ranked Michigan State ... 14 points vs. Michigan (March 4) ... Hit all four shots for 10 points and tied a season-high four assists at Iowa (March 8).
HIGH SCHOOLConsensus national top-75 recruit ... 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 ... Played alongside fellow Illini freshman Jaylon Tate at Simeon... Averaged 14.7 points, 7.3 rebounds and 3.7 assists as a senior, helping lead Simeon to a 30-3 record and fourth-straight state title in Class 4A ... First-team All-State by the Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette and Illinois Basketball Coaches Association ... Second-team All-State by the Associated Press ... Third-team All-State by the Chicago Tribune ... Selected to play in the IBCA All-Star Game, scoring 19 points for the 3A/4A North squad ... Ranked No. 57 on the recruiting services consensus index ... 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 (averaged 6.9 points) ... Averaged 15.1 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.3 assists as a junior, helping lead Simeon to a 33-1 record and third state state title ... First-team All-State by the News-Gazette, second-team All-State by AP, third-team All-State by the IBCA and special mention All-State by the Tribune ... Competed for USA Basketball in 2011, winning a gold medal at the FIBA Americas U16 Championships in Mexico (averaged 9.6 points) ... Also played on Simeon's state title-winning teams as a freshman (2010) and sophomore (2011) ... High school coach was Rob Smith ... Played for the Meanstreets AAU program, coached by Tai Streets.
PERSONALBorn Aug. 3, 1995 ... Enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (general curriculum) ... Parents are Kimberly Harris and Melvin and Audrey Nunn ... Has an older sister, Kendyl, and a younger sister, Keilah ... Father played junior college basketball at Casper College in Wyoming and currently coaches youth basketball with the Meanstreets AAU program ... ... Favorite player is Derrick Rose ... Nunn continues the tradition of Simeon stars wearing the number 25 jersey at Illinois in memory of Ben Wilson, a prep basketball phenom who was shot and killed in 1984 before the start of his senior season ... The tradition of Fighting Illini players from Simeon wearing Wilson's 25 began with Nick Anderson and continued with Deon Thomas, Bryant Notree and Calvin Brock.