Lourawls 'Tum Tum' Nairn Jr.
Photos from Michigan State @ Indiana on January 21, 2017.
Photos from Michigan State @ Ohio State on January 15, 2017.
The Spartans defeat Minnesota, on January 11, 2017.
Check out the USATSI photo gallery from the men's basketball game against Penn State.
Check out the USATSI photo gallery from the men's basketball game against Rutgers.
2014-15 Game-by-Game Stats
2015-16 Game-by-Game Stats
2016-17 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.