Current Team
Jacksonville Giants

Point Guard
Number: 12
Height: 6’
Current Team: JAX Giants
Name: Bernard Nugent
Date of birth: 08/04/1991
Weight: 190
Hometown: Jacksonville, FL
Hobbies: In his free time Bernard enjoys spending time with his family and working out.

Bernard “Lil Nugent” Nugent is a Jacksonville native hailing from the city’s eastside who played his high school basketball at Andrew Jackson High School.

Nugent has been a player who competes every time he steps onto the court, including competing for a roster spot after failing to make the team’s final roster. Head coach Jerry Williams has always been pleased by the fact that Nugent has been a player who plays with a little extra edge.

“Bernard didn’t make the final roster out of vet camp but he showed up to practice every day and competed for a jersey,” said Williams. “After a week of watching him dominate in practice in practice, Bernard is one of our top guys.”

Since entering the league, Nugent has already made his name as one of the league’s best lockdown defenders, defending some of the league’s best perimeter players and shot makers. However, he has always had that defensive edge throughout his basketball career.

While attending Truet-McConnell University in Cleveland, Georgia, Nugent ranked number one in the division in steals per game (4.15) and holds the record for most steals in a game (9).

When Nugent is not playing basketball, you can find him hanging out with his friends and family, playing PlayStation, or watching his favorite player in the NBA, Los Angeles Laker, LeBron James.

Nugent gains inspiration as he plays from his family who attends and cheers him on every game. The 6-foot point guard is now a seasoned vet with the Giants and looks to help the Giants win another championship.

Professional Information

College Experience: Bernard Nugent ranked 13th in the nation with (137) total assist at 5.18 per game. Finishing his tenure as the school’s All-time steals leader and top 5 in assist Bernard Nugent is one of the best guards to play for the university and he is in the top ranks ALL Time as one of the top steals leader in the history of the NAIA for a season. 

Noteworthy Stats: Bernard Nugent is a former alumnus of Andrew Jackson High School. He is from the eastside of Jacksonville, FL and as a rookie for the reigning ABA world champions he is already one of the best (on the ball) defenders the league has ever seen. He played a major role on defending the best perimeter players from opposing teams and he was a key factor in helping the Giants win Back-to-Back world  championships. As the youngest of the Giants roster look for Nugent to make a big splash in his sophomore season as he will play an integral factor in terrorizing the opposing teams’ guards.
Fun Fact: As a senior at Truet-Mcconnell College in Georgia Bernard Nugent led all Division 1 NAIA players at 4.1 steals a game. Nugent holds the record for most steals in game at 9.