James Nunnally
James Nunnally 21 Fenerbahçe men
James Nunnally in 2018
No. 21 – Partizan NIS Belgrade
PositionSmall forward
LeagueBasketball League of Serbia
ABA League
EuroLeague
Personal information
Born (1990-07-14) July 14, 1990 (age 32)
San Jose, California, U.S.
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight210 lb (95 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
2015–2016Felice Scandone
2016–2018Fenerbahçe
2018–2019Minnesota Timberwolves
2019Houston Rockets
2019Olimpia Milano
2019Shanghai Sharks
2020Fenerbahçe
2021New Orleans Pelicans
2021–2022Maccabi Tel Aviv
2022–presentPartizan Belgrade
Career highlights and awards
Stats Edit this at Wikidata at Basketball-Reference.com

James William Nunnally (born July 14, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for Partizan Belgrade of the Serbian KLS, the Adriatic League and the EuroLeague.

High school career

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

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]

Professional career

2012–13 season

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

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

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

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 while shooting 90.8% from the free throw line (tops in the league) over those 40 games.[26][27] He subsequently earned Italian league MVP honors.[28][29]

Fenerbahçe (2016–2018)

In July 2016, Nunnally joined the Philadelphia 76ers for the Utah Summer League[30] 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.[31][32]

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.[33] 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.[34]

2018–2019 season

On August 8, 2018, Nunnally signed a two-year deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves.[35] On January 7, 2019, he was waived by the Timberwolves after appearing in only 13 games.[36]

On January 16, 2019, Nunnally signed a 10-day contract with the Houston Rockets.[37] Nunnally was waived on January 21 to make room for Kenneth Faried.[38]

On January 27, 2019, Nunnally signed a one-and-a-half year contract with the AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan, of the Italian Serie A and EuroLeague.[39] On August 12, 2019, Nunnally left the club on a mutual agreement.[40]

Shanghai Sharks / Return to Fenerbahçe (2019–2020)

On August 12, 2019, Nunnally signed with Shanghai Sharks of the Chinese League[41] where he averaged 22.3 points, 5.5 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.2 steals per game.[42]

On January 3, 2020, Nunnally returned to Fenerbahçe Beko.[42]

New Orleans Pelicans (2021)

On April 12, 2021, Nunnally signed a two-way contract with the New Orleans Pelicans.[43]

Maccabi Tel Aviv (2021–present)

On June 27, 2021, Nunnally signed a two (1+1) year contract with Maccabi Tel Aviv of the Israeli Premier League and the EuroLeague.[44]

Career statistics

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
Denotes season in which Nunnally's team won the EuroLeague

NBA

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
2020–21 New Orleans 9 0 5.3 .385 .333 .500 1.0 .3 .0 .0 1.7
Career 37 0 8.5 .344 .323 .733 .9 .5 .2 .1 2.6

EuroLeague

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
2018–19 Olimpia 10 7 26.9 .484 .421 .917 2.9 2.2 .4 .0 14.1 14.5
Career 73 36 20.2 .491 .490 .898 2.1 1.6 .5 .2 8.2 7.8

College

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

Personal life

Nunnally is the son of Deanna Johnson. Married to wife, Jen, 33 years old- the two recently celebrated their marriage with a vow renewal. They have two daughters, Jalyn Jade age 5, and Jordyn Grace age 3, and also a newborn son, James Jr.[1]

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