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Huskers Land Transfer Commitment from Lincoln Native Josiah Allick

May 02, 2023

Nebraska landed another transfer on Tuesday as Lincoln native and former New Mexico Lobo Josiah Allick announced his commitment on Instagram.


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Nebraska announced Allick’s signing on Thursday.

“We are thrilled that Josiah has decided to come home and play his final season of college basketball at Nebraska,” Coach Fred Hoiberg said in a release. “Josiah is as hard a worker as anyone, and his toughness and energy will be a huge benefit for our team and something our fans will embrace. Josiah is an excellent rebounder who has the ability to score both inside and outside. He has made big contributions at both UMKC and New Mexico in his college career, and we expect he will be able to impact our program similarly in a very positive way both on and off the court.”

The Lincoln North Star product averaged 8.4 points and 7.3 rebounds (second in the Mountain West) while shooting 55.7% from the field and 66.7% from the free-throw line in 31.9 minutes per game in his one season at New Mexico. The 6-foot-8, 235-pound forward started all 34 games for the 22-12 Lobos who qualified for the NIT. He recorded two double-doubles at New Mexico while notching 13 games of 10-plus points with a high of 18 and four games of 10-plus rebounds including a high of 18.

Allick spent his first three seasons at Kansas City. As a true freshman, he started 12 games for the Kangaroos, averaging 5.7 points on 50% shooting and 3.9 rebounds in 16.3 minutes per game. He broke out as a sophomore, averaging 15.0 points on 57.3% shooting and 6.0 rebounds while starting all 22 games, earning All-Summit League honorable mention. During the 2021-22 season, he played in 17 games — starting 16 — and put up 12.9 points per game on 55% shooting and 6.1 rebounds per game.

Allick shot 35.8% from 3 on 2.1 attempts per game during his last two seasons at Kansas City, though he didn’t have as many opportunities to shoot from deep this past season, going 6-for-38 (15.8%) in 34 games. He’s a career 67.6% free-throw shooter.

Allick is the older brother of Nebraska volleyball player Bekka Allick and spent this past season in Central City watching her play in the team’s exhibition against Wichita State. The sophomore middle blocker spoke last month about what it would mean to her to have her brother at the same school.

“Obviously I love him and he’s a lot of the reason why I’m the competitor the way I am,” she said. “So being able to actually go to school with him one more time because I got to go to school with him when I was in high school, but only for about a year and freshman/senior in high school, very different. But like I feel like I’ve learned about a lot just about life, school, priorities; I’ve grown more into the woman I am today. And so I think going to school and hanging out with him here, we would almost be adults at this point, or at least I’d like to think so. So it’d be really cool, but I’m going to support with whatever he chooses.”

Allick recently spoke with Hurrdat Sports’ Mike Sautter to discuss his decision.

Allick will provide some much-needed depth to the Nebraska frontcourt with the ability to play at either the four or the five. He chose Nebraska after also taking visits to San Diego State and Southern Illinois. Nebraska still has one scholarship remaining for the 2023-24 season.

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