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Fresno Pacific basketball freshman guard, Adrian Antunez's, consistency on the court starts with his preparation off it.

"In high school, my dad said just try a peanut butter and jelly sandwich before the game and ever since then, I've done it every single game," said Antunez.

Since then the Clovis West product has piled up the good games and consistent production from high school to college.

"He's at the perfect intersection. He was an under-recruited, underappreciated kid who is going to maximize who he is, is going to translate into production on the floor," said Sunbirds head coach C.J. Haydock.

"He's a mature player for being a freshman, 19 years old. He's coming into the college game and been ready to make an impact right away," said teammate Sam Burt.

Antunez has been named the PacWest Freshman of the Week twice already this season and he hopes to leave his mark in ways beyond the court by the time he graduates.

"I'm not huge on the records, I hope maybe they say 'this kid was great to coach.' They always invite me back to run practices or do something like that, that's what I would hope would happen."

"I don't know that we've figured out how high that ceiling is. There's no question with his work ethic and character it's hard to put a cap on how high that ceiling is for sure," said Haydock.

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