Sleeper Worth the Attention? - Isiah Nunn

There's so much talent in the State of Illinois it's very easy to overlook some players, but Moline's Isiah Nunn has gone head-to-head with some of the state's best prospects. Read here for more on Nunn.

Isiah Nunn is a 6-5 athletic junior forward in the class of 2008 from Moline (IL). Nunn has been on the "radar" since his freshman year but a lot of DI schools at the time were not sold that his jump shot was good enough, that's all changed now. Nunn took that to heart and now he's a threat from every place on the floor.

Nunn's team this year is 10-8 and learning a new system because of a new coaching change. His team runs The Swing offense, the same as Wisconsin. Currently Nunn is leading the Western Big Six in scoring with an average of 18.2 points and eight rebounds per contest as a junior. Nunn is extremely athletic, can shoot the ball off the dribble, dunk in traffic and looks like there still room for growth.

Just this past Christmas Nunn's team participated in the Pekin Holiday Tournament where he was named to the All-Tournament team with players like Matt Roth of Washington High (a DI prospect), Bill Cole who has committed to play for Illinois, and Tyler Storm of Geneseo who's been offered a scholarship to play at DePaul.

How good is Nunn? He's gone head-to-head this month with D.J. Richardson of Peoria High. Nunn finished with 24 points and seven rebounds, while Richardson ended the night with just eight points. Richardson has been offered scholarships from Illinois, Indiana and Bradley. Also in an earlier contest this month Nunn battled Verdell Jones of Champaign Central (IL). Nunn 26 points Jones finished with 17. That night Iowa's Steve Alford was in attendance to see both players along with a number of other DI coaches. Some earlier questioned his upside but now schools are taking notice of his talent level and see what other see.

One thing that scouts are taking more notice of with Nunn is his long wingspan Nunn has a good eye for the ball and not afraid to get in and rebound, he's very good at finishing in traffic.


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