Former Illini guard Kendrick Nunn will transfer to Oakland for his final season of eligibility -- per a report by Joe Henricksen of the City/Suburban Hoops Report.
Nunn was dismissed from the Illinois program on May 24 following his plea of guilt to a misdemeanor battery charge on May 18, which was part of a plea agreement. He was arrested on March 17 and charged with domestic battery for allegedly striking a woman in the head.
Illini athletic director Josh Whitman and men's basketball head coach John Groce issued a statement last month on Nunn's dismissal.
“We have made the decision to dismiss Kendrick Nunn from the men’s basketball team, effective immediately. We have not reached this decision easily; we care deeply about Kendrick and want him to be successful. But after extensive deliberation, we think it best for our program to reaffirm our core values of trust and respect, to send a strong message about what is acceptable behavior for our student-athletes at the University of Illinois, and to part ways with Kendrick. As it is on college campuses across the country, relationship violence is of significant concern at our University, and we expect Fighting Illini student-athletes to be leaders in promoting healthy, respectful, caring relationships. We wish Kendrick all the best as he prepares for the next chapter of his life.”
Nunn averaged 15.5 points and five rebounds per game last season, which ranked second on the team in both categories. He will join an Oakland program that went 23-12 last season.
Per the NCAA transfer rules, Nunn will be required to sit out the 2016-17 season. He will have one season of eligibility remaining in 2017-18.
Last month, Nunn was sentenced to 18 months of court supervision and 100 hours of community service, while also being ordered to enroll in a partner abuse intervention program, write a letter to the victim and pay a $200 fine.
If Nunn satisfies all of those requirements, the charge will be removed from his record.