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Former Illinois guard Kendrick Nunn to finish college career at Oakland

Nunn finds a new home after being dismissed from the program amid a domestic battery case.

Mike Granse-USA TODAY Sports

After pleading guilty to a misdemeanor battery charge, Kendrick Nunn has decided that he will conclude his college basketball career at Oakland University, according to Joe Henricksen of the Chicago Sun Times.

The former Illinois guard was arrested on March 17 after allegedly hitting a woman in the head and pushing her to the ground. Nunn was dismissed from the Illinois basketball program on May 24. Head coach John Groce and Athletic Director Josh Whitman felt that removing him from the team was the best thing for the program, and announced the decision in a join statement.

If Nunn can resolve his off-court issues, he can be a valuable addition to an Oakland team that will look to replace the production of star point guard Kay Felder. Nunn averaged 15.5 points, 5 rebounds, and 1.5 steals per game last year for the Illini. However since he hasn't graduated yet, Nunn will have to sit out next season. If all goes according to plan, he will be eligible for 2017-18.