As a 6’5″ spot shooting guard, Adrien Nunez (St. Thomas More, CT ’18) never really had a chance to show off his entire skill set when playing during his high school career at Bishop Loughlin, but playing on the AAU circuit with Born Ready Elite the real Nunez is shining through, and the offers are finally starting to pile in.
Admitting frustration, Nunez said he wasn’t satisfied with how his senior year at Bishop Loughlin went. He knew what he was capable of but felt he never got the chance to show that off which is why he believed a postgrad year was so instrumental to his future.
He looked around for a little bit but knew right when he saw the campus in April that St. Thomas More was the place for him so he decided to commit to the prestigious Connecticut power, a place he knows he can focus on the important things to him.
“It’s an isolated place where the only thing you can really do is work out,” Nunez admitted. “There really isn’t cell phone service so all you can do is eat, sleep, and drink basketball and classes and that’s what I was looking for.”
Before he gets to St. Thomas More in September though, Nunez knew his opportunity was there to showcase all he could do with Born Ready Elite. They made their way into July set to play a grueling schedule against some top-flight teams from the East Coast, and Nunez was ready to make an impact.
Proving himself to be more than just the outside shooter that he was at Bishop Loughlin, Nunez demonstrated the ability to show off his athleticism to finish above the rim, while also showing that he is able to handle the ball and make plays in the halfcourt off the dribble.
Through the first half of the July Live Period, Nunez has shown to be worthy of the Division 1 looks that he is finally getting as Fordham,LaSalle, Bowling Green, Robert Morris, Wagner, andLafayette have all offered him in just the past week as those six are his first offers, but they surely won’t be his last.
With one more week ahead of July Live Period games, Nunez has more time ahead to reel in more Division 1 offers as he shows that he can play with anyone put in front of him, which is truly all he has ever wanted.
“This is all very motivating. I am starting now to see the fruits of my labor and yeah I am really, really happy.”