Coach Fred Hoiberg announced on Friday that freshman guard Samari Curtis has decided to transfer out of the program.
“Samari has informed me that he has decided to transfer,” Hoiberg said in a release. “I have enjoyed coaching him, and we will support him as he finishes the fall semester and begins looking at other schools. We wish Samari the best in the future.”
Curtis scored 14 points in 48 minutes in Nebraska’s first eight games. He shot 4-of-9 from 3 and grabbed seven rebounds. The 6-foot-4 guard played a season-high 12 minutes and scored five points against Southern. He logged five total minutes in Nebraska’s last two games.
The native of Xenia, Ohio, was a late addition to Hoiberg’s first recruiting class in Nebraska, signing on May 15. He previously committed first to Xavier before Chris Mack left for Louisville and then to Cincinnati before Mick Cronin left for UCLA but reopened his recruitment both times. Curtis was Mr. Ohio in basketball as a senior, averaging nearly 34 points per game.
Curtis’ departure opens up a second scholarship for Hoiberg to use for 2020 and leaves the Huskers with nine eligible players on scholarship.
The Huskers are 4-4 this season and will return to the court on Saturday at Creighton.
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.