Jorge Brian Diaz and walk-on Mike Fox are leaving the Nebraska basketball team and will not plyay their senior seasons, leaving new NU basketball coach Tim Miles with seven scholarship players.
Diaz was bothered by chronic foot pain and appeared in only 16 games. Because of that Fox saw his time increase, getting into 23 games and averaging almost 17 minutes a game. Diaz averaged 8.6 points and 4.3 rebounds. The 6’11, 244 pounder started 65 of his 81 career games. He plans to return to his native Puerto Rico.
Miles announced 31-year-old Ben Johnson will join the Nebraska staff this week. Johnson, a Minneapolis native, spent the past four seasons as an assistant at Northern Iowa.