As the spring progressed, his name got bigger. Then in mid-June at the Nike Hoop Jamboree, the 6-foot-7 wing showed scouts exactly why so many college programs are recruiting him.
"I started playing better," Nunez told Scout.com. "I was playing well at the right places and the right people started seeing me."
Nunez, who will play his junior and senior seasons at Winchendon (Mass.) Prep, has drawn comparisons to former Louisville standout and current NBA player Francisco Garcia. Nunez sees himself as a big wing.
"I think I'm a big guard," he said. "I have good size and I can shoot the ball well for my size. I can get to the basket and I can take guys off the dribble."
With the April period closed to college coaches this year, it's been a while since programs have been able to see Nunez on the court. And it looks like it will be even longer, as Nunez won't be playing during the July evaluation due to summer classes.
His recruitment picked up recently and the talented wing said he's heard from Louisville, Arizona, Rutgers, Arkansas, Indiana, Pittsburgh, Miami, Wake Forest, St. Johns, Notre Dame, Seton Hall, West Virginia, UConn, Virginia Tech and Kentucky.
"The recruiting process is getting better," Nunez said. "More and more schools have been talking to me every day.
"It's still very early," he added. "I don't even have a top 20 yet. Right now I'm open to every school, but I know what I'm looking for in a school, so I'm starting to hone in and narrow it down."
Nunez, who has taken unofficial visits to Pittsburgh, Virginia Tech and Rutgers, said he's looking for a place he that can help get him to the next level.
"I'm looking for a school that is good academically and basketball wise they've already done it before. They've already had players like me, big guards, that can put it on the floor and they've turned them from good players to NBA players."