Nebraska has landed Robert Morris transfer Dachon Burke, a 6-foot-4, 180-pound guard. Burke announced his commitment on Instagram Thursday afternoon.
Burke, who will have two years to play after sitting out the 2018-19 season according to NCAA transfer rules, averaged 17.6 points, 5.8 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.1 steals while shooting 45.9 percent from the field, 33.8 percent from 3 and 62.8 percent from the free-throw line in 32.6 minutes per game as a sophomore for the Colonials. As a freshman, he averaged 7.6 points and 3.8 rebounds in 22.9 minutes per game, starting 16 times.
After announcing his decision to transfer, Burke met with St. John’s, Pittsburgh, Marquette and Nebraska for in-home visits. He had originally planned to take an official visit to St. John’s this week but canceled it so he could visit Nebraska instead on Wednesday and Thursday.
Burke told Pittsburgh Sports Now that his decision to leave Robert Morris came down to wanting to play at a higher level.
“After we played NC State, I knew then that I could play at a higher level. We also played Drexel and I shot my best game (25 points and six 3-pointers),” Burke said. “As the season went on, personally I knew I could play at the next level and it was just going to come down to my decision of staying at Robert Morris or starting over someplace new.”
He decided that “someplace new” will be Lincoln on Thursday.
Nebraska head coach Tim Miles has had a lot of success taking advantage of the transfer market at Nebraska, bringing in the likes of Terran Petteway, Andrew White III, Anton Gill, James Palmer Jr. and Isaac Copeland over the last few years.
Burke’s addition leaves Nebraska with two open scholarships for next year.
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.