Nebraska landed a commitment from a Division II sharpshooter on Tuesday morning as Trevor Lakes, a transfer from the University of Indianapolis, signed with Nebraska.
Lakes is a 6-foot-7, 230-pound forward who will sit out the 2020-21 season and have one year to play in Lincoln.
“We are excited to have Trevor join our program,” Coach Fred Hoiberg said in a release. “He is an elite shooter with size and a high basketball IQ, and his skill set and understanding of the game will allow us to be creative in how we can maximize his abilities in our system. Trevor is a proven scorer who brings experience and a competitive spirit that will push everyone in our gym to play at a higher level.”
Lakes led Indianapolis in scoring the last two seasons and has taken more than 75% of his career field goal attempts from behind the arc. He’s a career 40.7% 3-point shooter with deep range and a quick release.
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This season, Lake averaged 15.7 points and 6.2 rebounds per game while shooting 39.8% from 3 on 8.5 attempts per game. He scored in double figures in 26 of his 30 games with nine 20-point performances. Indianapolis went 24-6 and beat Loyola of Chicago in an exhibition game. Lakes scored a game-high 22 points on 7-of-14 shooting including 6-of-11 from 3.
He broke out as a sophomore, putting up 14.1 points and 5.5 rebounds per game while shooting 39.7% from 3 on 8.8 attempts per game. He started all 25 games he played in and notched a season-high of 27 points, shooting 7-of-11 from the field, 5-of-8 from 3 and 8-of-8 from the free-throw line.
Lakes started three games as a freshman, playing 13.5 minutes per game and averaging 5.6 points and 1.9 rebounds. He shot 45.2% from 3 on 3.7 attempts per game.
For his career, Lakes is also 96-of-173 (54.3%) inside the arc and 86-of-108 (70.6%) from the free-throw line.
Lakes is from Lebanon, Indiana. As a senior at Lebanon High School, he averaged 22.5 points, 6.7 rebounds and 1.5 blocks.
After adding Lakes, Nebraska has one scholarship remaining for 2020-21.
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.