Kendrick Nunn: From Undrafted to Miami Heat Star Rookie and NBA All-Star Participant

Kendrick Nunn has had no time to relax since going undrafted out of Oakland University in 2018. The Chicago native turned a starring role for the Golden State Warriors’ G League team into a contract and an opportunity with the Miami Heat. Now, the city is starting to feel like home to Kendrick, who has become one of the breakout stars of the 2019-20 NBA season. Soon, the three-time Rookie of the Month winner will return to his hometown for the Rising Stars game at All-Star Weekend.

CloseUp360 organized Kendrick’s first boat ride around Miami’s Biscayne Bay—alongside fellow Heat rookie Tyler Herro—and captured his off-the-court lifestyle, including his new interest in chess. Get CloseUp with "Nunn Better" for our "The Journey" series.

(Photos by Victoria Jacobi)