Kent State’s 2nd leading scorer, Mike Nuga, entered the transfer portal earlier in the week. Nuga, who is a senior had a very productive season with the Golden Flashes. Some of the more notable performances were a 23 point performance against Buffalo, 26 against Western Michigan, 20 against Virginia, and a 16 point 10 rebound double double against Ohio.

Nuga previously played for Eastern Florida State College (JUCO) as well as Portland State. While at Portland State, Nuga was a key contributor as well having multiple 20 point games.

Nuga broke down his recruitment while in the portal, what he’ll bring to a new team, and more:

What schools have shown interest since you entered the portal?

“Arkansas, Tulsa, and a bunch of mid majors.”

How would you describe your game as a player?

“I would describe my game as a player as very efficient. I am a player that is excellent in the fast break and in the half court. I can score without having plays ran for me. I defend at a high level and I’m very vocal being older my leadership skills have developed very well.”

When do you want to make a decision?

“I plan on making a decision a couple weeks after March Madness and some more high majors have reached out and will be speaking with me.”

What led to your decision to enter the transfer portal?

“After getting injured and the year I was having, I feel like the way I play would fit in any system as I don’t need the ball to be effective. I wanted to see what schools were willing to offer me while working through my injury that has me back to 100% in October/November with still considering coming back to Kent State.”

What are the biggest things you look for when choosing a school?

“The biggest things I’m looking for is a school at a higher level that will let me be me the way that Kent State did. I will produce and lead the way I know how to.”

What will you bring to the team that lands you?

“I will bring leadership, defense, and a lot of offense to a team also I bring good vibes and just a happy hard work ethic to myself and the way I go about basketball and off the court stuff.”


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