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Gonzaga forward granted an additional year of eligibility

Sacramento State v Gonzaga

SPOKANE, WA - NOVEMBER 14: Angel Nunez #2 of the Gonzaga Bulldogs is fouled by Trevis Jackson #11 of the Sacramento State Hornets in the second half at McCarthey Athletic Center on November 14, 2014 in Spokane, Washington. Gonzaga defeated Sacramento State 104-58. (Photo by William Mancebo/Getty Images)

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Angel Nunez, Kevin Pangos

Gonzaga’s Angel Nunez (2) passes the ball to Kevin Pangos during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Saint Joseph’s in Spokane, Wash., Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)


Gonzaga received some good news from the NCAA as forward Angel Nunez received an additional year of eligibility, confirmed with a source. The redshirt junior started his career at Louisville and transferred to Gonzaga and lost a season due to a concussion before transferring at the semester break.

The 6-foot-8 Nunez is a key reserve for Gonzaga and provides good depth, length and athleticism off the bench. Nunez has played in 21 games this season for the Bulldogs and averages 7.7 minutes per game. In those minutes, Nunez averages 3.4 points and 2.3 rebounds while shooting 59 percent from the field and 35 percent from 3-point range.

By returning next season, Nunez is an experienced piece who can provide valuable minutes for Gonzaga off the bench. He’s been in plenty of games in his college basketball career and knows the program well. Nunez is a small part of a very successful program, but he does his part nonetheless.

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