Benford Adds Tony Nunn To 28th Ranked Class

DENTON, Texas – North Texas head coach Tony Benford added to his already impressive recruiting class with signing of Oldsmar Christian (Fla.) big-man Tony Nunn to a National Letter of Intent.

Nunn’s signing adds to a recruiting class heralded by HoopScoopOnline as the nation’s 28th best, including the top class among schools in the Sun Belt and NT's future Conference USA opponents.

“Tony is a wide-bodied low block player that can step out and consistently knock down a 15-footer,” Benford said. “He might be the best rebounder in the group, and that’s really saying something with the amount of talented paint players in this class. We really look forward to welcoming Tony into our program.”

Sized up at 6-foot-9 and 260-pounds, Nunn is drawing praise for his athleticism as well as his size. listed Nunn as one of the nation’s top 200 players, and the No. 45 ranked power forward in the country.

ESPN had him rated as the No. 19 recruit in the state of North Carolina, and it’s no wonder with a 7-2 wingspan and tons of athletic potential. Nunn chose NT over offers East Carolina, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Jacksonville, Virginia Tech, Wichita State and Winthrop.

North Texas, a program that has averaged 21 wins per season over the last six years, hosts its home opener on Friday night. Tip off from the Super Pit is slated for 7 p.m. and can be heard on the Mean Green Radio Network.

North Texas Basketball Recruiting Class
Tony Nunn – 6-9, F/C, Salisbury, N.C. (Oldsmar Christian)
Josh Friar – 6-8, F, Houston, Texas (Kingwood HS)
Greg Wesley – 6-7, F, Arlington, Texas (Seguin HS)



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