Thanks to an extremely talented coaching staff (looking at Director of Recruiting Operations Jason Smith!!), the Baylor Men’s Basketball team is adding extraordinary talent from high schools and the transfer portal to their now semi-depleted roster! In the past several weeks, Gs Keyonte George and Adam Flagler declared their intention to enter the 2023 NBA Draft and Gs LJ Cryer and Dale Bonner transferred to Houston and Ohio State, respectively. Thankfully the Bears are bringing in young, fresh talent in the form of star Gs Miro Little and Ja’Kobe Walter as well as a new transfer—sophomore G Jayden Nunn from VCU. Nunn chose to transfer to Baylor despite being heavily recruited by other teams including Texas, Oklahoma, LSU, and Penn State. During the 2022-23 season at VCU, Nunn 9.3 points and 1.5 assists per game while shooting 43.3% of field goals, 40.4% of 3s, and 70% of free throws. According to ESPN, Nunn was added to the Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team where he was considered one of, if not the top NBA prospect in the group.
On his transfer to Baylor, Nunn said, “Baylor is more than just a basketball team, they make you feel like family. They have a winning culture surrounded by Scott Drew and his coaching experience at Baylor. They have recruited me harder than any other college team I have ever been contacted by, showing why they not only want me but they need me.” On his goal of entering the NBA through development at Baylor, he added, “It’s definitely part of the story. The NBA is my mission, and I know what Coach Drew and his staff have done there in Waco. But I want to enjoy the experience too, the games and culture matter to me. I connected with the people there in a way that goes beyond the NBA. I hope we do something special. I think we will.”