From the Courier-Journal:
U of L freshman Angel Nunez is using his time on the bench wisely. The 6-foot-7 forward out of Notre Dame Prep had appeared in only seven games entering Saturday night’s contest at Pittsburgh, but Rick Pitino said he’s always getting ready to play.
The coach said Nunez has approached him as the team breaks its huddle during timeouts to ask specific questions about game execution.
"He wants to know in that moment, so he’s preparing himself to play, and it’s great," Pitino said.
Pitino said Nunez is still very much in the learning phase of basketball, having switched high schools several times and never getting good coaching. He added that he envisions Nunez playing some at power forward after he bulks up his 190-pound frame.
"Some of his weaknesses at the four spot, once he gains his strength, won’t come into play," Pitino said. "He can defend a slower person, and he’s long enough to give problems to that person."
This is good to hear. I've been a fan of Angel's since watching highlights after his commitment, seeing him in the Derby Classic, and seeing him in August practice. Hopefully, his potential and attitude translate into results.