Nebraska basketball coach Tim Miles made it official and announced the Huskers are adding a transfer from the University of Miami. James Palmer averaged 11.6 minutes and 3.4 points in 34 games this past season for the Hurricanes after appearing in 38 games as a freshman. Palmer will have two years of eligibility remaining after sitting out next season. Palmer also considered Temple and Cincinnati before deciding on the Huskers.
“I am excited to add James to our program,” said Miles. “He has tremendous versatility at both ends of the floor. He is a long, athletic defender, and a guy who can make a lot of different plays on the offensive end. I’ve enjoyed getting to know James in the recruiting process. He and his mother are great people to be around. James connected with our players and staff immediately which I feel is a good sign for our future. I think a redshirt year will do him well, as I know he will work hard to elevate his game accordingly.”
Palmer attended St. John’s College High School in Washington, D.C., where he was ranked as the top player in the region by ESPN.com. He averaged 15.7 points per game as a senior for Coach Sean McAloon, as the school went 27-4 and played in the D.C. State Athletic Association semifinal. He was ranked in the top-100 players in the class of 2014 by both Scout and Rivals.