One week after pleading guilty to misdemeanor domestic battery and receiving probation, University of Illinois junior guard Kendrick Nunn has been dismissed from the basketball team.
Nunn averaged 15.5 points and 5.0 boards per game for the Illini in ’15-’16.
The 6-3 guard was arrested and charged with two counts of misdemeanor domestic battery in March after he allegedly hit a woman in the head and pushed her to the floor before pouring water on her.
Below is the university’s statement via ESPN
“We have made the decision to dismiss Kendrick Nunn from the men’s basketball team, effective immediately,” the school said in a joint statement from athletic director Josh Whitman and coach John Groce. “We have not reached this decision easily; we care deeply about Kendrick and want him to be successful. But after extensive deliberation, we think it best for our program to reaffirm our core values of trust and respect, to send a strong message about what is acceptable behavior for our student-athletes at the University of Illinois, and to part ways with Kendrick.
“As it is on college campuses across the country, relationship violence is of significant concern at our University, and we expect Fighting Illini student-athletes to be leaders in promoting healthy, respectful, caring relationships. We wish Kendrick all the best as he prepares for the next chapter of his life.”