James Nunnally

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James Nunnally
James Nunnally 21 - FB Dogus 20171224.jpg
No. 21 – AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan
PositionSmall forward / Shooting guard
LeagueSerie A / EuroLeague
Personal information
Born (1990-07-14) July 14, 1990 (age 28)
San Jose, California
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight208 lb (94 kg)
Career information
High schoolWeston Ranch
(Stockton, California)
CollegeUC Santa Barbara (2008–2012)
NBA draft2012 / Undrafted
Playing career2012–present
Career history
2012Kavala
2012–2014Bakersfield Jam
2014Atlanta Hawks
2014Bakersfield Jam
2014Texas Legends
2014Philadelphia 76ers
2014Cangrejeros de Santurce
2014Estudiantes
2014–2015Maccabi Ashdod
2015–2016Sidigas Avellino
2016–2018Fenerbahçe
2018–2019Minnesota Timberwolves
2019Houston Rockets
2019–presentAX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan
Career highlights and awards

James William Nunnally (born July 14, 1990) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan, of the Italian Serie A and EuroLeague.

High school career[edit]

Nunnally attended Weston Ranch High School in Stockton, California. As a sophomore, he averaged 10 points and 8.4 rebounds per game. As a junior, he averaged 19 points, 6.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game as he was named Stockton Record Player of the Year, All-State, All-CIF Sac-Joaquin Section and All-Valley Oak League.[1]

In November 2007, Nunnally signed a National Letter of Intent to play college basketball at the University of California, Santa Barbara.[2]

As a senior, he averaged 22.1 points, 8.3 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 1.9 steals and 1.2 blocks per game as he helped Weston Ranch to a perfect 14-0 record in the Valley Oak League. He went on to be named All-State, Valley Oak League Most Valuable Player, All-CIF Sac-Joaquin Section, first team All-Valley Oak League and Stockton Record Player of the Year. He was a McDonald's All-American nominee.[1]

College career[edit]

In his freshman season at UC Santa Barbara, Nunnally was one of four Gauchos to play in all 31 games, starting seven midway through the season. In those 31 games, he averaged 7.9 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game.[1][3]

In his sophomore season, he was a second team All-Big West choice and a Big West All-Tournament team selection. In 29 games, he averaged 14.7 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 29.9 minutes per game.[1][3]

In his junior season, he was an Honorable Mention All-Big West choice and was selected to the All-Big West Tournament team after helping the Gauchos to their second straight title. In 32 games, he averaged 16.3 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 33.0 minutes per game.[1][3]

In his senior season, he was a second team All-Big West choice for the second time in his career. He was also named to the All-Big West Tournament team for the third straight year. In 31 games, he averaged 16.0 points, 5.9 rebounds and 2.8 assists in 33.7 minutes per game.[3]

College statistics[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2008–09 UC Santa Barbara 31 6 21.0 .464 .361 .770 3.3 1.5 .5 .2 7.9
2009–10 UC Santa Barbara 29 24 29.9 .455 .455 .743 5.6 1.9 .7 .1 14.7
2010–11 UC Santa Barbara 32 31 33.0 .466 .369 .827 5.7 1.8 .4 .3 16.3
2011–12 UC Santa Barbara 31 31 33.7 .470 .370 .796 5.9 2.8 .7 .3 16.0

Professional career[edit]

2012–13 season[edit]

After failing to be drafted in the 2012 NBA draft, Nunnally joined the Sacramento Kings for the 2012 NBA Summer League. On August 19, 2012, he signed a one-year deal with Kavala of Greece's Basket League.[4] In October 2012, he left Kavala, after just three games.

On November 2, 2012, he was selected in the second round of the 2012 NBA D-League draft, by the Bakersfield Jam.[5]

2013–14 season[edit]

In July 2013, Nunnally joined the Miami Heat for the 2013 NBA Summer League.[6] On September 28, 2013, he signed with the Phoenix Suns.[7] However, he was later waived by the Suns on October 24, 2013.[8]

In November 2013, he was re-acquired by the Bakersfield Jam.[9] On January 11, 2014, he signed a 10-day contract with the Atlanta Hawks.[10] On January 22, 2014, he signed a second 10-day contract with the Hawks.[11] On February 1, 2014, the Hawks did not offer him a rest of season contract after his second 10-day contract expired[12] and returned to the Bakersfield Jam. On February 13, 2014, he was named to the Prospects All-Star team for the 2014 NBA D-League All-Star Game, as a replacement for Chris Johnson.[13]

On February 20, 2014, he was traded to the Texas Legends.[14] On March 17, 2014, he signed a 10-day contract with the Philadelphia 76ers.[15] On March 27, 2014, he signed a second 10-day contract with the 76ers.[16] On April 6, 2014, the 76ers did not offer him a rest of season contract after his second 10-day contract expired.[17]

On May 6, 2014, he signed with Cangrejeros de Santurce of Puerto Rico for the rest of the 2014 BSN season.[18] On May 26, 2014, he was waived by Cangrejeros after just six games.[19]

2014–15 season[edit]

In July 2014, Nunnally joined the Indiana Pacers for the Orlando Summer League[20] and the Miami Heat for the Las Vegas Summer League. On September 17, 2014, he signed with Tuenti Móvil Estudiantes of Spain for the 2014–15 season.[21] In November 2014, he left Estudiantes after appearing in seven games.[22][23] On December 1, 2014, he signed with Maccabi Ashdod of Israel for the rest of the season.[24]

2015–16 season[edit]

In July 2015, Nunnally re-joined the Indiana Pacers for the 2015 NBA Summer League. On August 22, 2015, he signed with Sidigas Avellino of Italy for the 2015–16 season.[25] He led the club to a 26–14 win/loss record and averaged 18.4 points (third highest scorer in the competition), 4.2 rebounds and 2.5 assists over those 40 games.[26] He subsequently earned Italian league MVP honors.[27][28]

Fenerbahçe (2016–2018)[edit]

In July 2016, Nunnally joined the Philadelphia 76ers for the Utah Summer League[29] and the Washington Wizards for the Las Vegas Summer League. On July 28, 2016, Nunnally signed with Fenerbahçe of Turkey for the 2016–17 season.[30][31]

In the 2017–18 EuroLeague season, Fenerbahçe made it to the 2018 EuroLeague Final Four, its fourth consecutive Final Four appearance. Eventually, they lost to Real Madrid, by a score of 85–80, in the EuroLeague Final.[32] Over 29 EuroLeague games, he averaged 9.3 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game, while shooting above 54% overall from the field, and 55.4% on three-point shot attempts.[33]

2018-2019 season[edit]

On August 8, 2018, Nunnally signed a two-year deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves.[34] On January 7, 2019, he was waived by the Timberwolves after appearing in only 13 games.[35]

On January 16, 2019, Nunnally signed a 10-day contract with the Houston Rockets.[36] Nunnally was waived on January 21st to make room for Kenneth Faried.[37]

On January 27, 2019, Nunnally signed a contract with the AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan, of the Italian Serie A and EuroLeague, till the end of 2019–2020 season. [38]

Career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.

Denotes season in which Nunnally's team won the EuroLeague

NBA[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2013–14 Atlanta 4 0 13.5 .333 .300 .750 2.0 .5 .3 .3 4.5
2013–14 Philadelphia 9 0 12.3 .321 .333 .600 1.2 .7 .6 .1 2.9
2018–19 Minnesota 13 0 4.9 .429 .385 1.000 .3 .4 .1 .0 2.1
2018–19 Houston 2 0 19.0 .231 .250 .5 1.0 .0 .0 4.5
Career 28 0 9.5 .338 .320 .769 .9 .5 .3 .1 2.9

EuroLeague[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2016–17 Fenerbahçe 34 11 17.9 .440 .451 .870 2.0 1.7 .4 .2 5.6 5.1
2017–18 29 18 20.6 .540 .554 .897 2.1 1.3 .7 .2 9.3 8.8
Career 63 29 19.2 .492 .506 .887 2.0 1.5 .6 .2 7.3 6.8

Personal[edit]

Nunnally is the son of Deanna Johnson. Married to wife, Jen, 31 years old- the two recently celebrated their marriage with a vow renewal. They have two daughters, Jalyn Jade age 3, and Jordyn Grace age 1.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "21 – James Nunnally". ucsbgauchos.com. Retrieved July 8, 2014.
  2. ^ "UCSB Lands Loyola Marymount Transfer Orlando Johnson". PrestoSports.com. June 6, 2008. Retrieved July 8, 2014.
  3. ^ a b c d "James Nunnally Stats". Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on March 30, 2014. Retrieved July 8, 2014.
  4. ^ "Kavala signs Will Coleman and rookie James Nunnally". Sportando.com. August 19, 2012. Retrieved July 8, 2014.
  5. ^ "Bakersfield Jam Select Seven Players in 2012 Draft". NBA.com. November 2, 2012. Archived from the original on January 11, 2014. Retrieved July 8, 2014.
  6. ^ "Miami Heat Announce Summer League Roster". Sportando.com. July 3, 2013. Retrieved July 8, 2014.
  7. ^ "Suns Sign James Nunnally". NBA.com. September 28, 2013. Retrieved July 8, 2014.
  8. ^ "Suns Waive Nunnally". NBA.com. October 24, 2013. Retrieved July 8, 2014.
  9. ^ Bakersfield Jam Set Training Camp Roster Archived January 11, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ HAWKS SIGN JAMES NUNNALLY TO 10-DAY CONTRACT
  11. ^ HAWKS SIGN JAMES NUNNALLY TO SECOND 10-DAY CONTRACT
  12. ^ Atlanta Hawks Won’t Retain James Nunnally, Will Sign Cartier Martin to 10-Day Contract (Again)
  13. ^ Replacements Announced For 2014 NBA D-League All-Star Game Presented by Kumho Tire Archived March 9, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
  14. ^ Five Former NBA Players Traded in Three-Team Deal Archived March 1, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
  15. ^ Sixers Sign Forward James Nunnally to 10-day Contract
  16. ^ Sixers Sign James Nunnally to Second 10-day Contract
  17. ^ James Nunnally Not Returning To 76ers After Second 10-Day Deal Expires
  18. ^ James Nunnally signs with Cangrejeros de Santurce
  19. ^ Cangrejeros de Santurce waive James Nunnally, sign David Jackson
  20. ^ "Rookie/Free Agent Camp Update". NBA.com. July 3, 2014. Retrieved July 8, 2014.
  21. ^ "Estudiantes lands James Nunnally". Sportando.com. September 17, 2014. Retrieved September 17, 2014.
  22. ^ James Nunnally's experience with Estudiantes coming to an end?
  23. ^ James Nunnally signing with Maccabi Ashdod
  24. ^ "Maccabi Ashdod announces James Nunnally". Sportando.com. December 1, 2014. Retrieved December 1, 2014.
  25. ^ "Sidigas Avellino announces James Nunnally". Sportando.com. August 22, 2015. Retrieved August 22, 2015.
  26. ^ James Nunnally MEDIE STAGIONE (in Italian).
  27. ^ "M.V.P. 'Regular Season' 2015/16 - James Nunnally". LegaBasket.it (in Italian). May 5, 2016. Retrieved May 5, 2016.
  28. ^ "James Nunnally se lleva el MVP en Italia". ACB.com (in Spanish). May 5, 2016. Retrieved May 5, 2016.
  29. ^ Boyd, Ray (July 1, 2016). "Ben Simmons Headlines Sixers Summer League Roster". CBSLocal.com. Retrieved January 4, 2017.
  30. ^ "Fenerbahce signs James Nunnally". Sportando.com. July 28, 2016. Retrieved July 28, 2016.
  31. ^ "JAMES NUNNALLY VE AHMET DÜVERİOĞLU FENERBAHÇE'DE". fenerbahce.org (in Turkish). July 28, 2016. Retrieved July 28, 2016.
  32. ^ "Real Madrid is 2018 EuroLeague champion". euroleague.net. May 20, 2018. Retrieved May 20, 2018.
  33. ^ NUNNALLY, JAMES EuroLeague 2017-18 STATISTICS.
  34. ^ "Wolves Agree to Two-Year Deal with James Nunnally". CanisHoopus.com. August 7, 2018.
  35. ^ "TIMBERWOLVES WAIVE JAMES NUNNALLY". NBA.com. January 6, 2019.
  36. ^ "Rockets sign forward James Nunnally to 10-day contract". Chron.com. January 16, 2019.
  37. ^ "Rockets Sign Free Agent Kenneth Faried". NBA.com. January 21, 2019.
  38. ^ "James Nunnally signs a two-Year contract with Milan". Sportando.basketball. January 27, 2019. Retrieved January 27, 2019.

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