A fourth Nebraska basketball player is leaving the program. As a sophomore this past season Michael Jacobson started all 31 games for the Huskers and averaged six points and just over six rebounds per game.
His departure follows that of another forward in Ed Morrow Jr. Not only will it leave Nebraska thin on the front court but it means the Huskers have lost more than half of their scoring and rebounding off a team that finished with a record of 12-19
“After much deliberation, I have made the decision to transfer,” said Jacobson. “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 reached double figures eight times, including five times in Big Ten play. In his two seasons at Nebraska, Jacobson averaged 5.3 points and 5.2 rebounds per game in 65 games, including 56 starts.
“Although we have lost some depth in the frontcourt, we are excited about the players already in our program who give us great options in Jordy Tshimanga , Isaiah Roby , Jack McVeigh and Isaac Copeland ,” said Nebraska coach Tim Miles. “We have been pleased with our spring workouts and a renewed commitment by our guys to build a culture that leads to success for Husker Basketball.”