Arizona State may have been focused on adding size during this offseason, but it is still very much Guard U.
On Sunday, four-star point guard prospect Austin Nunez emphatically announced his commitment to play for Bobby Hurley and the Sun Devils. He is a 6-foot-2, 165 pound player from Wagner High School in San Antonio, Texas.
I’m coming to play for BOBBY F******* HURLEY!!!!! pic.twitter.com/G5HoiDUPTO
— Austin Nunez (@theaustinunez) September 5, 2021
The commitment from Nunez follows a string of positive momentum for an Arizona State program that was without a member of its 2022 class until a few weeks ago. Particularly at the point guard position, several top prospects have indicated their interest in the Sun Devils.
If you’ve been following recruiting updates on this site, maybe you would have expected an announcement of a commitment from a four-star guard to come from the likes of Richard Isaacs Jr. or Milos Uzan, who are both high on Arizona State. But Nunez was also very much in the running, and his commitment displays the wide net Hurley and his staff have cast in their attempts to secure their floor generals of tomorrow.
And Hurley would like to add them all. In another program, there might not be enough space, Hurley’s offense can incorporate three true guards on the floor at one time, and has done in the past with success.
Even if it is just Nunez, the Sun Devils will be elated with who they have. An A-list of powerful basketball schools were after him, including the last two national champions Baylor and Virginia.
He can comfortably shoot the three off of the dribble or on the catch, and has a floater that is smooth like marble.
His highlights show a player who perfectly connects to the identity of a Hurley point guard. On one play, he anticipated a pass to the wing, picked it off, and cruised in for a layup. He then proceeded to jump in the face of his opponent who was attempting to inbound, ready to pick him up for 84-feet.
Nunez joins local three-star center Duke Brennan as the two members of the 2022 class. Check out his highlights below.