Nebraska sophomore forward Ed Morrow Jr. announced his intention to transfer on Wednesday. He is the third member of the 2016-17 team to look for other opportunities since the end of the season, joining Nick Fuller and Jeriah Horne on the transfer market.
“I want to say thank you to my teammates, coaches, the fans and the University of Nebraska Athletics Department for giving me the opportunity to play Division I basketball,” Morrow said in a statement released by the university. “It is hard to leave home, and Nebraska is my home. I was born and raised here, it is my parents’ alma mater, and I have a lot of friends here. But sometimes you have to venture out to pursue dreams and aspirations in a career. This is a sacrifice I have to make to better myself.”
Morrow started 18 of 24 games for the Huskers this season, missing a stretch due to a foot injury. He averaged 9.4 points per game and a team-high 7.5 rebounds. A former 4-sar recruit from Chicago, Morrow played in 30 games as a true freshman in 2015-16, averaging 4.1 points in 13.7 minutes per game. Morrow’s father, Ed Morrow Sr., played football at Nebraska in the mid-1990s. His mother, Nafeesha (Brown) Morrow, was an All-Big 8 selection for the Nebraska women’s basketball team.
“I support Ed in his decision to transfer schools and wish him well,” Coach Tim Miles said. “We appreciate his hard work over the last two years. Although I am disappointed, we will continue to recruit young men who are committed to our mission of building Nebraska Basketball with a culture of success in all areas — life, school and winning basketball at its highest level.”
Brandon is the Managing Editor for Hail Varsity and has covered Nebraska athletics for the magazine and web since 2012, Hail Varsity’s first season on the scene. His sports writing has also been featured by Fox Sports, The Guardian and CBS Sports.