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Angel Nunez wins NCAA appeal, granted one more year of eligibilty

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The once senior forward is now a junior forward.

James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

Angel Nunez's college career will go on for at least another year after he won his appeal to the NCAA, Jim Meehan of the Spokesman Review reported on Tuesday.

Nunez transferred mid-season from Louisville to Gonzaga at Jan. 2013. Gonzaga was forced to apply for a hardship waiver. Nunez transferred mid-season from Louisville to Gonzaga at Jan. 2013. Gonzaga was forced to apply for a hardship waiver for Nunez upon his arrival. Nunez didn't appear in a single game his sophomore year after suffering a concussion during an exhibition game.

According to Louisville's trainer, it was one of the worst concussions he had seen. After the injury, Nunez decided to transfer to Gonzaga, and as such, was required to sit until 2013.

Nunez didn't see much time last season, averaging 3.5 points in 7.3 minutes of play. But as the season started, Nunez was listed as a senior, and his status has been in limbo ever since.

The hardship waiver was initially declined by the WCC, and Nunez's sophomore season wasn't considered a redshirt year -- despite his lack of playing time.

Now Nunez has more life on his collegiate career. The forward has struggled to break into Mark Few's rotation this season, and is averaging just 7.7 minutes per game.