Michael Jacobson became the fourth member of the Nebraska basketball team to announce his decision to transfer at the end of the spring semester, according to a release the university issued on Monday.
“After much deliberation, I have made the decision to transfer,” Jacobson said in the release. “This was a very difficult decision for me, but I feel it is necessary at this time. I want to thank the Nebraska fans for their incredible support. I also want to say thank you to Coach Miles and his staff, my teammates and the Athletics Department. I will always be grateful for the opportunity I was given here at Nebraska.”
Jacobson follows in the footsteps of fellow sophomore Ed Morrow Jr., freshman Jeriah Horne and junior Nick Fuller to choose to seek elsewhere to continue their academic and basketball careers.
Jacobson started all 31 games for the Huskers this season, joining Tai Webster as the only players to do so. The 6-foot-9, 240-pound forward averaged 6.0 points and 6.2 rebounds while shooting 39.1 percent from the field.
Jacobson’s decision leaves the Huskers with four open scholarships and a very shallow frontcourt with Isaac Copeland and Jordy Tshimanga with Jack McVeigh and Isaiah Roby (both 6-foot-8 and about 215 pounds) as the next two options.
The Huskers went 12-19 last season and lost 13 of their last 16 games this season.
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.