Hawk Items — Announced on March 30, 2021, his intentions to transfer to a school closer to home following the spring semester… scored in double figures 16 career times… three career double-doubles… two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree… averaged 6.8 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.25 assists, a team-best 1.75 blocks, and 1.5 steals on Iowa’s four-game tour in Europe in August, 2018.
2020-21 Honors — Academic All-Big Ten honoree. 2020-21 — Competed in 22 games… averaged 7.1 points and 5.3 rebounds… scored in double figures seven times… posted two double-doubles… led team in blocks four times and rebounding three times… suffered a season-ending meniscus tear of his right knee in the first half at #3 Michigan on Feb. 25… missed first two games of season after father unexpectedly passed away on Nov. 21… scored six crucial points in the second half at #21 Wisconsin when the Badgers were making a run… posted career highs in rebounding (11) and assists (6) and tied a personal best with 18 points in win at Michigan State… made last 11 free throw attempts of the season… equaled a career high with 18 points, bolstered by a personal-best four 3-pointers versus #7 Ohio State… totaled 12 points and eight rebounds in home victory over Michigan State… rejected a game and career-high four shots at #19 Illinois… pulled down 10 boards, including seven in the second half, in home win over Minnesota… registered second career double-double (17 points, 10 rebounds) in win over Iowa State — recorded 15 points and eight rebounds in the first half… letterwinner.
2019-20 Honors – Academic All-Big Ten honoree… NABC Honors Court. 2019-20 — Started first five games of the season before suffering a season-ending ACL injury (right knee) versus Cal Poly on Nov. 24… recorded first career double-double (14 points, 10 rebounds) in win over Oral Roberts… tallied 11 points and seven rebounds in victory over North Florida… letterwinner.
2018-19 Honors — Academic All-Big Ten honoree… Spring Dean’s List honoree. 2018-19 — Redshirted.
2017-18 Honors — Fall Dean’s List honoree. 2017-18 – Saw action in all 33 games, including 14 starts… ranked second on the team in blocked shots (25), fourth in steals (21), and fifth in scoring (5.7)… posted double figures in scoring seven times… led team in blocked shots nine times and steals in six games… led team in scoring, netting a season-best 18 points, while also grabbing a team-best five rebounds at #14 Ohio State… led team in blocks (2), while also making two 3-pointers and grabbing three rebounds in win over Minnesota… scored 11 points and denied a game and personal-best four shots in win over Southern University… grabbed a game-high eight rebounds to go along with 16 points at Iowa State… netted 12 points and snagged a team-best six rebounds at Indiana… rejected a game-best three shots and made only field goal attempt versus Penn State… netted double figures in three of Iowa’s first six games (Chicago State, Grambling State, South Dakota State)… scored 14 points versus South Dakota State… posted season bests in scoring (17), rebounding (7), and 3-pointers made (3) in win over Grambling State… letterwinner.
High School — Ranks third in Castle High School career scoring with 1,376 points… shot the basketball at a 60 percent clip from the field, including 40 percent from 3-point range, and 80 percent from the foul line as a prep… averaged 22.8 points, 11.6 rebounds, 3.5 blocks, and two steals per game as a senior… ranked No. 147 by Rivals.com… one of four finalists for Mr. Basketball in the state of Indiana in 2017… posted a team-best 19 double-doubles and had six games of 30+ points his senior campaign… led his high school team to an undefeated regular-season league championship, won the SIAC tournament title, Toyota Classic Tournament championship, and sectional and regional titles while going 24-4 his senior season… two-time first team ALL-SIAC and team MVP (junior and senior years)… three-time team captain… 2017 All-Metro (Evansville) Player of the Year… first team all-state, IBCA Supreme 15 Senior All-State team honoree, team captain of the Indiana All-Stars as a senior… earned first-team All-SIAC, IBCA Supreme 15 Underclassmen, and Indiana All Star-Core 6 honors following his junior campaign… recorded a team-best 18 double-doubles, and averaged 19.3 points (FG%: 57%, 3-pt FG%: 43%, FT%: 81%), 11.4 rebounds, and 3.7 blocks per game his junior season… also excelled in the classroom, boasting a 3.98 grade point average, ranked 20th in his class, and earned the Scholastic “C” Award all four years… member of the National Honor Society and Student Council… played with the Pocket City AAU basketball team.
Personal — Born 2/20/99… accounting major… parents are Mark and Beth Nunge… has four siblings, Rebecca, Jessica, Joey, and Bobby… father, Mark, played basketball at the University of Rochester… mother, Beth, played basketball and softball at Central College… sister, Jessica, is a freshman volleyball athlete at Florida State University… sister, Rebecca, was a four-year volleyball letterwinner and team captain at Notre Dame… high school coach was Brian Gibson… AAU coach was N.D. Kendrick.
Points: 18, 4x, last at Michigan State, 2/13/21
Rebounds: 11 at Michigan State, 2/13/21
FGM: 8 vs. Western Illinois, 12/13/20
FGA: 14 at Iowa State, 12/7/17
3-pt FG: 4 vs. Ohio State, 2/4/21
3-pt FGA: 7 vs. Ohio State, 2/4/21
FTM: 6, 2x, last vs. Southern, 12/10/17
FTA: 7 vs. Chicago State, 11/10/17
Assists: 6 at Michigan State, 2/13/21
Steals: 4 vs. Chicago State, 11/10/17
Blocks: 4, 2x, last at Illinois, 1/29/21
Minutes: 28 vs. Louisiana, 11/20/17