Alabama transfer Juwan Gary announced his commitment to Nebraska on Instagram on Thursday afternoon.
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The 6-foot-6, 218-pound wing has up to three season of eligibility remaining.
Gary announced he was entering the transfer portal on April 7. The Columbia, South Carolina, native visited the Gamecocks April 15-17 then swung through Lincoln April 18-19 before making his decision.
Gary redshirted his first season in Tuscaloosa after suffering a torn ACL. He played in 30 games with two starts in 2020-21, averaging 3.8 points and 2.8 rebounds in 9.4 minutes per game while shooting 53.9% from the field and 52.9% from the foul line.
This past season, Gary played in 29 games with 16 starts for an NCAA Tournament qualifier, averaging 6.5 points and 3.4 rebounds in 15.6 minutes per game, shooting 51.4% from the field and 61.1% from the free-throw line.
Gary is a phsyical, athletic slasher who still needs to work on his jump shot. According to Hoop-Math.com, 63.4% of Gary’s shot attempts came at the rim this past season and he converted 66.7% of them. He shot 10-of-50 (20%) from 3 in his two seasons with the Crimson Tide.
Gary was a 4-star recruit coming out of Gray Academy in 2019. He chose the Crimson Tide over other SEC, ACC, Big East and Big 12 offers.
Gary is the second transfer to commit to Nebraska this offseason, joining former North Dakota State guard Sam Griesel. In addition, Fred Hoiberg retained all four of his original 2022 recruits following the departure of Matt Abdelmassih: JUCO center Blaise Keita, Sierra Canyon guard Ramel Lloyd Jr., Roselle Catholic guard Jamarques Lawrence and Southern California Academy wing Denim Dawson (who was already on campus as a midseason enrollee).
Gary’s commitment gives Nebraska 12 guaranteed scholarships for 2022-23. Neither Trey McGowens nor Lat Mayen have announced their plans for next season, they they each could choose to play one more season of college basketball.
Jacob is in his third year with Hail Varsity covering Husker athletics. He has also written extensively for SB Nation’s Bright Side of the Sun and The Creightonian. His love of basketball can best be described as an obsession and if you need to find him, he’s probably in a gym somewhere watching, coaching or playing hoops.