Nunn Likes What Wisconsin Offers

Although his tremendous senior season is over, Illinois prep small forward Isiah Nunn is hoping the Badgers will still come calling for 2008.

With four high-praised recruits already committing to the class of 2008, the Wisconsin basketball coaching staff would be assumed to be focusing its attention on the class of 2009.

According to small forward Isiah Nunn, the class of 2008 is still very much on the Wisconsin coach's mind.

"Coach Ryan still keeps in touch and told me that he would love to see me as a Badger," Nunn said. "I like the school, the team, the coaches and how successful they have been recently, especially this year making the Sweet 16."

A 6-foot-6, 180-pound athletic forward from Moline Sr. H.S. (Ill.), Nunn has been on the college radar since his freshman year and, in addition to Wisconsin, has received interest from Bradley, Iowa Penn State and Youngstown State, schools that he says are all options for him.

"My family and I are still looking at options," Nunn said. "I still have to look at all my choices and I still don't know where I'm going to play next season but I would like to make a decision in the next couple of weeks."

Averaging 25 points and eight rebounds per game in his senior season, Nunn has been compared by scouts to former Badger and current Phoenix Suns' player Alando Tucker.

With a long wingspan and not afraid to get physical in the paint for a rebound, Nunn can stick to his forward position or is athletic enough to play guard.

Nunn was in Madison first hand on a visit to see Wisconsin defeat Northwestern 62-50 in late January.

"The students and the fans were unlike any other place I have been," Nunn said. "It was fun being there because I always enjoy watching them play and really like (Wisconsin's) offense. They have one of the best arenas in the nation and they always have success."

The late signing period for basketball prospects is from April 16 to May 21.


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