The Ole Miss basketball program received another transfer announcement earlier this week, this time in Arizona State sophomore guard Austin Nunez.
The Chris Beard era is in full swing in Oxford and transfers are rolling in to join the Ole Miss basketball program. Earlier this week Arizona State guard Austin Nunez announced on Twitter that he would be bringing his talents to the ‘Sip to join the Rebels.
This past year Nunez started two games for the Sun Devils but appeared in 27 total games. He averaged 4.5 points a game with one assist and one rebound making 41.5 percent of his shots from the floor and 37.7 percent of his shots from the 3-point line. He had a season-high 15 points in 22 minutes against Michigan in Arizona State’s fifth game of the year.
Only a true freshman this past year, the 6’ 2” guard is expected to play a bigger role for the Rebels next season. Originally from Garden Ridge, Texas, Nunez was a four-star high school basketball prospect coming out of Wagner High School.
He was ranked as the eighth-best player from the state of Texas for the class of 2022 and he also earned the honor of being named a McDonald’s All-American nominee in his senior year of high school where he averaged 28.1 points per game, along with 2.5 assists and 6.2 rebounds.
Nunez is joining Georgetown transfer guard Brandon Murray and former Western Kentucky center Jamarion Sharp as Chris Beard’s first transfer portal additions to the Ole Miss basketball program.
Nunez will likely get playing time at both guard positions, likely splitting time with upcoming sophomore T.J. Caldwell and potentially with senior standout guard Matthew Murrell who has declared for the NBA draft but maintained his eligibility.
Chris Beard’s new-look Rebels squad is taking shape and there will likely be more additions made as we get deeper into the offseason.