July 6, 2014
James Nunnally - After a year and a half with Orlando Johnson, the Pacers are bringing in another UCSB Gaucho in the form of Nunnally, who played in the NBA last year with both the Hawks and Pacers. Nunnally has developed a strong all-around game - efficient, versatile, a scorer and passer, a defender and decent athlete. He stands out in no one facet of the game, perhaps, but he contributes everywhere. Indiana might be a tough spot to get minutes, however, given their wing depth. They already have Solomon Hill and Chris Copeland, they're bringing in C.J. Miles and Damjan Rudez, and Nunnally is not replacing Lance Stephenson any time soon. Nevertheless, Nunnally remains in the conversation of a midseason call-up, because he is good.
December 13, 2013
James Nunnally - Nunnally is a future D-League success story, a man who entered near the bottom of the totem pole, but has played his way into relevance. His strong all-around game earned him a training camp contract with the Suns, and he is now back with the Bakersfield Jam, averaging 17/4/4. With few weaknesses to his game, Nunnally has a chance of cracking the big league.
July 8, 2013
This is Nunnally's second attempt at the training camp game, having spent last season with the Kings's Vegas entry. In between, he spent a very brief time in Greece - most import player trips to Greece are short - before spending the rest of the season in the D-League with the Bakersfield Jam, with whom he averaged 10.3 points and 3.1 rebounds in only 20 minutes per game. Nunnally is a big points score and always has been - he was Orlando Johnson's lone offensive sidekick on UCSB's back-to-back Big West title winning teams, and this scoring has continued as a pro. Nunnally is a decent athlete with a fairly complete scoring game and solid defense, who shone whenever given a D-League opportunity, and who, if he can spend a full season back there with a prominent role not stuck behind Jerel McNeal and Damion James, could get himself on the cusp of a call-up.
March 17, 2011
UCSB are not a very good offensive team. They are heavily reliant on one player on that end, 6'5 junior Orlando Johnson, who leads the team with 21.1 points and 6.3 rebounds, whilst ranking second with 3.0 assists. Only two other players average more than 5.5 points per game; 6'7 junior James Nunnally (16.4) and 6'9 junior Jaime Serna (8.4). Pretty much everything goes through Johnson, a strong and athletic shooter, and it is the jumpshooting of him and Nunnally that carries the team on one end.