How big is Nebrasketball? So big that it's luring players away from Kansas.
Of course, that's entirely what happened here, but a former Jayhawk will be suiting up for the Huskers in 2015. Head coach Tim Miles announced that Andrew White III transferred from Kansas to Nebraska on Monday.
White, a Virginia native, opted to transfer to Nebraska over programs such as Maryland, Richmond, Notre Dame, Wake Forest, Miami and Florida State. A 6-foot-7 guard, he'll sit out the upcoming season and join the Huskers on the floor for the 2015-16 campaign.
“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.” Miles said in the team's release. “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 spent two years at Kansas playing under Bill Self after being ranked the No. 51 player in the country in the Class of 2012 by Rivals. In 43 career games with the Jayhawks, he averaged 2.3 points per game in 5.5 minutes per game.
White: "This program is really coming up in college basketball, so I would really like to be here and make a run with these guys.”— Brian Rosenthal (@HuskerExtraBR) August 18, 2014