MARCH MADNESS LOOK AT UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN’S ADRIEN NUNEZ

Who is Adrien Nunez …
• Known for his long range shooting
• Did not start playing basketball until the seventh grade – was previously an avid skateboarder and snowboarder
• Avid food connoisseur; father owns chain of food markets in Brooklyn area
• Avid user of social media, including TikTok 

Michigan Career
• Academic All-Big Ten (2020)
• Michigan Academic Achievement (2019, ‘20)
• Helped U-M’s fifth 30-win season — 30 in 2018-19 (30-7)
• Helped U-M to the Big Ten regular season title (2021)
• Helped U-M advance to the program’s third straight NCAA Sweet 16 (2019)
• Helped U-M to the 2018 Basketball Hall of Fame Tipoff title, defeating George Washington and Providence at the Mohegan Sun Resort
• Helped U-M to the 2020 Battle 4 Atlantis title, winning three games in three days — Iowa State, No. 6 North Carolina and No. 8 Gonzaga at the Atlantis Resort (Bahamas)

Junior (2020-21)
• Appeared in nine games; all off the bench
• Made his first appearance against Ball State (Dec. 2), one rebound, one block
• Scored 2 points, 3x – Central Florida (Dec. 6), Minnesota (Jan. 6), Illinois (March 2)
• Grabbed one rebound, 2x – Northwestern (Jan. 3), at Minnesota (Jan. 16)

Sophomore (2019-20)
• Played in 22 games, with four starts
• Started first four games, filling in for Franz Wagner (wrist)
• Made first start against Appalachian State (Nov. 5), five points in 13 minutes
• Had season cut short after postseason was cancelled due to coronavirus pandemic
• Scored in 11 games, averaging 2.0 points per game
• Scored a career-high eight points against Houston Baptist (Nov. 22)
• Nearly 83 percent of his offensive shots were from long range (43 of 52)
• Knocked down 11 3-pointers, including a career-high two, 2x — Houston Baptist and UMass-Lowell (Dec. 29)
• Averaged 7.5 minutes, with six games of 10+ minutes
• Played a career-high 21 against Houston Baptist

Freshman (2018-19)
• Played in 20 games; all off the bench
• Made his debut against Norfolk State (Nov. 6); one rebound in three minutes
• Scored his first career points on 3-pointer at Indiana (Jan. 25), his only points of season
• Averaged 2.0 minutes, playing a season-high six vs. George Washington

Prep Career
• Played a postgraduate year at St. Thomas More Prep under head coach Jere Quinn
• Averaged 15.5 points and 5.0 rebounds per game
• Earned All-NEPSAC AAA first team (2018) and team MVP (2018) honors
• Played two years of varsity basketball at Bishop Loughlin High School in Brooklyn, N.Y.
• In his two seasons at Loughlin came off the bench, Loughlin to a 21-8 record reaching the NYCHSAA Class AA semifinal as a senior

Personal
• Born on May 14, 1999 in Manhattan, New York
• Son of Jenny Lessard and Martin Nunez
• Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts
• Undecided major

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