Redshirt junior forward Nick Fuller announced on Monday that he will leave Nebraska as a graduate transfer looking for a school where he can see the floor more as a senior than he did during his first three seasons at Nebraska.
Fuller, a 6-foot-7, 213-pound native of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, put up big numbers in high school but never quite found a consistent role in the rotation at Nebraska. In three years, Fuller played 403 minutes in 55 games and scored 95 points.
“I just want to thank the University of Nebraska, the fans and all my coaches and teammates for everything they’ve done for me,” Fuller said.” I’ve really enjoyed my time here.”
Huskers.com’s Brian Rosenthal has more on Fuller’s time at Nebraska.
Fuller’s departure, which does not come as a shock to anyone, opens up a scholarship for next season. Here’s an updated look at the roster for next season:
- Glynn Waston Jr.
- Evan Taylor, Anton Gill, James Palmer Jr.
- Isaiah Roby, Jeriah Horne, Nana Akenten
- Michael Jacobson, Isaac Copeland, Jack McVeigh
- Ed Morrow Jr., Jordy Tshimanga
Nebraska clearly has plenty of depth on the wing and at forward, but it desperately needs point guard help.
Nebraska’s top target very well could be Mark Smith, a 6-foot-5, 225-pound 4-star combo-guard from Edwardsville, Illinois. Smith currently has 11 offers including ones from Nebraska, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio State, Kansas State, DePaul and Boston College. The coaches have shown a lot of interest in Smith and Nebraska’s lone 2017 commit, Nana Akenten, has done a bit of peer recruiting on Twitter as well.
Smith is one of just eight players yet to commit that is currently in the Rivals150 for 2017.
Another target appears to by Tywhon Pickford, a 6-foot-4, 205 pound shooting guard from Maple Grove, Minnesota. Pickford has a handful of mid-major offers at this point, but Nebraska visited him on Monday.
The Huskers will likely be involved in the transfer market as well as they have pretty much every year since Tim Miles arrived in Lincoln. There is also the possibility that other players could choose to transfer.
The 2017-18 Nebraska is far from set, but Nick Fuller’s departure was certainly the first domino to fall.
Jacob Padilla has been writing for Hail Varsity since 2015. He covers football, volleyball men’s basketball and prep sports. He also co-hosts the Nebraska Preps Postgame and Nebraska Shootaround podcasts for the Hurrdat Media and Hail Varsity podcast networks. 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.