Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Former Kansas guard Andrew White III is headed to Nebraska.
“I have committed to Nebraska this morning,” he told SNY.tv by text.
White also considered Maryland, Richmond, Notre Dame, Wake Forest, Miami and Florida State.
He will have to sit a year per NCAA transfer rules.
“I am really excited to add Andrew to our program. I believe he can be an impact guy for us. He has pro potential and reminds me of Paul Pierce.” said Tim Miles, the 2014 Big Ten Coach of the Year. “Andrew has been involved in the elite levels of high school, AAU, and college basketball and that will continue with the Huskers.
“I really liked getting to know Andrew throughout this process. He is mature and thoughtful and wants the best for all involved,” Miles said. “He wants to get better, and he definitely wants Nebraska to continue to rise in major college basketball.”
White joins a Husker team that returns all five starters, including All-Big Ten performers Terran Petteway and Shavon Shields, from a team that went 19-13, finished fourth in the Big Ten and reached the second round of the 2014 NCAA Tournament. The Huskers have been ranked in the top 25 of several preseason polls for the 2014-15 season.
This past season, he appeared in 19 games off the bench for the Jayhawks, averaging 2.3 points per game on 44 percent shooting and added 1.2 rebounds per game. He posted a pair of double-figure efforts off the bench, highlighted by 13 points, including a trio of 3-pointers, in 14 minutes against Towson. He also had 12 points, including 3-of-5 from long range, in a season-high 19 minutes against Louisiana Monroe.
White played in 25 games as a freshman, averaging 5.0 minutes and 2.2 points per game in 2012-13. A three-point sharpshooter, White scored a career-high 15 points against Belmont and grabbed a personal-best six rebounds against Oregon State during his freshman year. As a freshman at Kansas, he also led the team in scoring and steals during the Jayhawks’ European Exhibition Tour.
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
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