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Angel Nunez

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Washington Heights, N.Y.

High School:
Notre Dame Prep

Height / Weight:
6-8 / 200

Position:
F

Experience:
1L


03/14/2012

Men's Basketball Participates in Pre-NCAA Tournament Activities

The No. 4-seeded Cardinals face 13th-seeded Davidson on Thursday, March 15, at 1:40 p.m. ET.

02/13/2012

Louisville-Syracuse Postgame Quotes

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02/06/2012

Louisville-Connecticut Postgame Quotes

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01/10/2012

No. 14 Louisville Surprised By Providence, 90-59

Chris Smith had a team-best 16 points.

12/10/2011

Louisville-Fairleigh Dickinson Postgame Notes

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04/06/2013

Year in Photos: 2012-13 Men's Basketball

The Cardinals men's basketball team finished the season as BIG East Champions

11/07/2012

LOUISVILLE v BELLARMINE

Louisville Men's Basketball v Bellarmine

11/01/2012

LOUISVILLE v PIKEVILLE | EXHIBITION GAME

Louisville v Pikeville | Exhibition Game

10/21/2012

RED -WHITE SCRIMMAGE 2 | MEDIA DAY

Red-White Scrimmage 2 | Media Day

10/13/2012

LOUISVILLE RED-WHITE SCRIMMAGE | OCT 13, 2012

Louisville Men's Basketball Red-White Scrimmage | Oct 13, 2012

Freshman Year:

  • Last name is pronounced NOON-yez.
  • Improved his strength, ball handling and defense in the off season.
  • Scored a season-high seven points as a freshman in the closing four minutes against IUPUI, making all three of his shots from the field.
  • Buried both of his three-point attempts against Connecticut.
  • Played 12 minutes at Providence, scoring six points on 2-of-4 shooting from the field.
  • Totaled nine points and 11 rebounds in a Red-White intrasquad scrimmage in the KFC Yum! Center on Oct. 22.
  • Scored 11 points in an exhibition victory over the Commonwealth Giants on Aug. 11 on the Cards' 2011 trip to the Bahamas.
  • UofL will face his former Notre Dame Prep teammate Todd May, a sophomore guard at Marquette, this season.

High School:

  • Averaged 13.1 points, 7.8 rebounds and 2.4 blocked shots at Notre Dame Prep, which advanced to the finals of the 2011 National Prep Championship.
  • Ranked 27th nationally among small forwards by Scout.com and No. 32 among small forwards by ESPN.
  • Named the MVP of the White Team in the 2011 Kentucky Derby Festival Basketball Classic all-star game played in Louisville's KFC Yum! Center after producing 16 points, five rebounds and two assists.
  • One of eight Notre Dame Prep players to sign with Division I schools in 2011. Former UofL forward/center Terrence Jennings also played a season at Notre Dame Prep.
  • Played his first two seasons at Cardinal Hayes High School in Bronx, N.Y., before suiting up for the Winchendon School (Mass.) for his junior campaign.
  • Reminds UofL Coach Rick Pitino of former Cardinal All-American Francisco Garcia with his length and high arching shot like Garcia.
  • Attended the Winchendon School in 2009-10 and helped his team to a 30-10 record and the quarterfinals of the National Prep Championship. He participated in the 2010 Hoop Group Elite Camp in Reading, Pa., scoring 25 points in his final game.
  • Averaged 17 points, four rebounds, and three assists per game as a sophomore at Cardinal Hayes. Nunez scored 29 points in a 71-60 loss to Mount St. Michael and 24 (including 19 in the first half) in an 81-64 defeat against Bishop Ford that season.
  • Earned all-tournament honors in the 15U portion of the 2008 Hoop Group Jam Fest in Pittsburgh while playing for the New York Gauchos AAU team.
  • Chose the Cardinals after also considering Miami, West Virginia, Rutgers, Florida, Connecticut and Arizona.

Personal:

  • Born Dec. 29, 1991 ... Son of Herminia Nunez ... Oldest of four siblings (Thamy, Jason, James) ... Major is communication.
  • Personal goal at UofL is to "win a national championship and become the best player I can be."
  • Enjoys swimming in his spare time.
  • Chose to attend UofL because "it has everything I need to become successful and to become the best person and player I can be."
  • Few people know that he really likes dancing.
  • Most proud that he was able to go to college on a scholarship.
  • Francisco Garcia, Tracy McGrady and Kobe Bryant have had the greatest influence on his athletic career.
  • Feels Will Smith would be the best actor to play him in a movie.
  • When he played basketball as a kid, he pretended he was Tracy McGrady.
  • Wanted to wear No. 1 because his mother got him fade haircuts when he was 10 and people called him Little Penny (Hardaway; 1 was Hardaway's NBA uniform number).
  • If you walked into his dorm room, the first thing you would notice is his big Francisco Garcia poster.
  • What impresses him the most about Coach Pitino: "what he has done with players like me in the past and he is a Hall of Fame coach."
  • Best part about being a Cardinal is the fans.
  • Would most like to meet Michael Jackson.

Favorites:

  • Basketball Player: Tracy McGrady
  • NBA Team: New York Knicks
  • Athlete, Other than a basketball player: Floyd Mayweather
  • Movies: Spiderman, Dark Night Rises, Space Jam, The Lion King
  • TV Shows: E!'s Fashion Police, MTV's Ridiculousness
  • Actor: Will Smith, George Clooney
  • Comedian: Kevin Hart
  • Subject: History
  • Web Site: Instagram, YouTube
  • Musical Group/Singer: Chris Brown, Fabolous, Kanye West, Juelz
  • Foods: Dominican foods
  • Midnight Snack: soft baked cookies
  • Vacation spot: Dominican Republic
  • Best Player Ever Faced: Kemba Walker
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