Lourawls 'Tum Tum' Nairn Jr.
Big Ten Tournament Quarterfinals
The Spartans host No. 16 Iowa.
No. 5 Michigan State routs Illinois 79-54 without Valentine.
NCAA Basketball: Michigan State faces Boise State at Titan Gym.
Michigan State vs. Florida Atlantic Men's Basketball USATSI Gallery from Friday, November 13, 2015
2014-15 Game-by-Game Stats
2015-16 Game-by-Game Stats
Incredible leadership qualities • Lightning quick with the basketball, can make a case as one of the fastest players in the nation • Hard-nosed defender with incredible toughness and strength • Has a tireless work ethic and a desire to be great • Worked hard to improve his shooting.
Averaged 2.8 points, 3.3 assists and 1.1 rebounds in 28 games • Started the first 18 games of the season, before plantar fasciitis in his right foot forced him to miss the next seven games • Averaged 24.1 minutes in the first 18 games, but just 8.9 over the final 10 following his return from injury • Recipient of MSU's Inspirational Player Award • Seventh in the nation and first in the Big Ten in assist-to-turnover ratio (3.54) • Tied for 13th in the Big Ten in assists • Scored a career-best 13 points against Boston College (11/26), adding a career-high eight assists and no turnovers against the Eagles, making a career-best two 3-pointers against BC • Followed with a nine-point, seven-assist, zero-turnover effort against Boise State (11/27) • Scored 11 points and recorded a season-high two steals at Northeastern (12/19) • Dished out five assists or more in nine games, including four games with seven or more, dishing out seven against Binghamton (12/5) and Minnesota (1/2) • Led the Spartans in assists in seven games • Grabbed a season-high five rebounds against Florida Atlantic (11/13).
Recipient of MSU's Stephen G. Scofes Inspirational Player Award • Co-recipient of MSU's John E. Benington Best Defensive Player and Antonio Smith Glue and Guts Awards • Appeared in 39 games, starting 17, averaging 2.2 points, 1.6 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 19.4 minutes • Started the final 16 games of the season • MSU was 13-4 when he was in the starting lineup • Became the third Spartan freshman to start at point guard in the NCAA Tournament under Tom Izzo (Drew Neitzel, Kalin Lucas), and just the second in the Final Four; he is the fourth Spartan freshman all-time to start at point guard in the NCAA Tournament, as Earvin "Magic" Johnson is the only one to not play for Tom Izzo • Along with teammate Marvin Clark Jr., he set an MSU freshman record by appearing in 39 games • Tied for the team lead with seven assists against Loyola (11/21) • Dished out a season-high eight assists against Minnesota (2/26) • Recorded a team-high five assists and no turnovers in the Final Four vs. Duke (4/4) • Tallied four assists or more in nine contests • Scored a season-high eight points at Rutgers (1/29) • Grabbed a season-high five rebounds in three games against Oakland (12/14), Ohio State (2/14) and Ohio State (3/13) in the Big Ten Tournament • Recorded two steals in four games • His four assists against Navy (11/14) tied the eighth-best effort by a Spartan in his freshman debut.
Averaged 17.6 points, 5.7 assists, 2.8 rebounds and 1.7 steals as a senior, leading Sunrise Christian Academy to a 16-3 record, playing for Coach Kyle Lindsted • Shot 52.4 percent from the field, including 38.9 percent from 3-point range • Scored in double figures in every contest of his senior season • Posted two double-doubles, including 21 points and 11 assists against Oklahoma City and 19 points and 10 assists against Hill College • Scored a career-high 29 points vs. No. 8 LaLumiere • Named MVP of 2013 Tournament of Champions • Started every game over his final two seasons • Averaged 9.4 points and 8.0 assists per game as a junior, leading Sunrise Christian to a 29-1 mark • Also averaged 1.9 steals and 2.7 rebounds for the Buffaloes, shooting 45.1 percent from the floor and 34.5 percent from 3-point range • Ranked the No. 62 player in the nation by Rivals.com and No. 73 by ESPN.com • Averaged seven points and seven assists as a sophomore, as Sunrise Christian posted a 24-4 record.
Born Oct. 8, 1994 • Son of Lourawls Nairn Sr. and Monalisa McKinney • Moved to the United States from the Bahamas at age 13 • Nicknamed "Tum Tum" after a character in the 1992 movie "3 Ninjas" • Plans to major in urban and regional planning.