Jack Nunge Biography

Jack Nunge also known as John Richard Nunge is an American college basketball player. Jack emerged as one of the bright prospects for the upcoming NBA Draft and all scouts from the big franchise will be keeping their eyes on him in March Madness. He plays as a forward for Xavier Musketeers of the Big East Conference and previously he played for Iowa Hawkeyes.

Early Life

Jack was born on February 20, 1999, in Lynchburg, Virginia. He went to Castle High school where he started playing basketball in junior year. Jack graduated from Iowa University in 2021 and then transferred to Xavier college. He comes from a sporting family. Everyone in his family has played one sport or other. His father’s name is Mark Nunge while his mother is Beth Nunge.

Mark was an emergency physician who passed away in 2020 due to medical conditions. His father has played basketball for the University of Rochester. She has also played softball and basketball for Central College. Jack’s sisters Jessica and Rebecca have played at the college level. His cousin has played at the national level.

Jack Nunge Stats/Career

Jack started playing basketball in his high school in Indiana. His average points were 19.3, 11.4 rebounds, and 3.7 blocks per game in his junior season. His game got better in his senior year and averaged 22.8 points with 3.5 blocks per game. After his outstanding performance in class 4A Seymour semi-state, he was named Evansville Courier and Press All-Metro Player of the year. Jack went to Iowa and committed there to play college basketball.

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He rejected offers from Clemson, Nebraska, and Georgia among others. In his freshman year at Iowa, he averaged 5.7 points and 2.8 rebounds per game. To develop his skills Jack opted to redshirt in his next season. He transferred to Xavier for his junior year. In December 2021 he scored a career-high 31 points with 15 rebounds in an 83-63 win. He is presently playing for Xavier.


The Xaviers lost a match against the Butler men’s basketball team. The end of the match was very much controversial. The match got tied within 10 seconds. Eric Hunter of Butler men’s team attempted a dunk but Jack apparently got the block still Xavier was called goaltending. People took over Twitter to show their disagreement with the decision. The dunk was ruled as Goaltending against Jack Nunge. The coach claimed that the team didn’t deserve to win.

Jack Nunge Biography

Real Name John Richard Nunge
Birth Date February 20, 1999
Age (as of 2023) 24 Years
Birth Place Newburgh, Indiana, United States
Profession Basketball Player
College Xavier University 
Class Graduate Student

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 7’ 0” – in Centimeters – 213 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 111 kg  –  in Pounds –  245 lbs
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Brown


Father Mark Nunge
Mother Beth Nunge
Sister Three (Rebecca, Jessica & Bobby)
Brother Joey Nunge

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Who is his wife? Gabrielle Orr
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Jack Nunge Wife

Jack is married to his college sweetheart Gabrielle Orr. She was a freshman on the Iowa volleyball team when she met Jack. Gabrielle is from Minnesota. The couple got married in 2022. They first met on their college campus and fell in love instantly in 2017. The couple dated for a couple of years before getting married. Jack regularly posts pictures of the couple online.

Jack Nunge Net Worth

John has surely proved his game at the college level and he is preparing for the NBA draft 2024. Once he gets the deal from the big franchise than his fortune would skyrocket in near future. As of now his source of income is basketball tournaments and he is yet to reach the maximum potential of his career. 


  • As a sophomore, he suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee
  • Nunge was named Honourable Mention all-Big East.

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