Former Gonzaga Bulldogs forward Angel Nunez is on the roster for the Dominican Republic national team, joining the many other Zag alumni participating in the FIBA World Cup qualifiers this year.
Nunez is on a squad that also features former Oregon guard Chris Duarte, now with the Indiana Pacers, as well as Angel Delgado and Jean Montero.
Nunez is one of many Zags set to participate in FIBA events this year, including David Stockton (Team USA) Jeremy Pargo (AmeriCup) Domantas Sabonis (Lithuania) and a pair of Canadians in Kelly Olynyk and Kevin Pangos.
Nunez began his collegiate career at Louisville before transferring to Gonzaga, where he spent the 13-14 and 14-15 seasons. He appeared in 50 games for the Zags, averaging around seven minutes per night along with three points and two rebounds.
He finished his college career with one season at South Florida, and has spent his professional career primarily playing in Puerto Rico – with stops in France and Mexico along the way.
Nunez and the D.R. square off against Panama on Thursday evening, their first chance to make some noise in the FIBA qualifiers.
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