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Thursday / December 7.
  • Baylor officially adds VCU transfer Jayden Nunn

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    Baylor signed VCU transfer guard Jayden Nunn, head coach Scott Drew announced Wednesday.

    Nunn, a 6-foot-4, 190-pound guard, brings the experience of 66 games and 64 starts over the last two seasons for the VCU Rams. With VCU, he averaged 9.0 points and 1.7 assists while shooting 42% from the floor and 38.3% from long distance.

    “Jayden brings two years of college experience and is regarded as one of the top defenders in the country,” Drew said in a release. “He is a proven winner that our fans will love to watch compete on a nightly basis.”

    The Flint, Mich., native made the Atlantic 10 All-Rookie team as a freshman, averaging 8.6 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 29.1 minutes per game. Nunn became just the third true freshman since 2009 to start the season opener for the Rams and would go on to start 29 of 31 games that season. He scored in double digits nine times in 2021-22, including a season-high 21 points against No. 22 UConn in the Battle ‘4’ Atlantis. The Bears got an up-close look at Nunn that season when he scored six points in 31 minutes against BU in the second round of the Battle ‘4’ Atlantis.

    As a sophomore, the product of Dream City Christian in Glendale, Ariz., started all 35 games for VCU en route to an NCAA Tournament appearance. Nunn was fourth in the conference in three-point field goal percentage (.404) and ninth in steals per game (1.5). He scored in double figures 16 times, highlighted by a career-high 31 points at Saint Joseph’s, where he was a perfect 7-for-7 from three-point range.

    As a senior at Dream City, Nunn averaged 21.3 points, 5.0 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.6 steals, recording a 42-point game in the process. His three previous seasons were played at Carman-Ainsworth High School in his hometown of Flint, Mich. In his junior season with the Cavaliers, Nunn averaged 13 points, 4.7 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.7 steals. His father, Tim, played basketball at Wisconsin-Green Bay after winning a Michigan State High School Championship alongside future NBA star Glen Rice and future NFL star Andre Rison.

    Release provided via Baylor Athletics

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