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I know it is has already been discussed, but transfers...

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...have been good for Miles:

 

HUGE SUCCESSES:

Terran Petteway (Texas Tech):
@ Texas Tech (1 season): 13.1 MPG, 3.1 PPG, 2.0 RPG
@ Nebraska (2 seasons): 33.3 MPG, 18.1 PPG, 4.9 RPG
Notable: unanimous 1st-team All-Big Ten in first year at NU; 3rd-team All-Big Ten in second year. Led NU to first NCAA tourney birth in 16 years. Declared early for NBA draft.

James Palmer Jr (Miami):
@ Miami (2 seasons): 12.5 MPG, 3.6 PPG, 1.3 RPG, 0.7 APG
@ Nebraska (1 season): 30.7 MPG, 17.6 PPG, 4.5 RPG, 3.0 APG
Notable: probable 1st-team All-Big Ten selection in first year at NU. Has averaged 19.3 PPG in 17 conference games.

Isaac Copeland (Georgetown):
@ Georgetown (3 seasons): 25.3 MPG, 8.6 PPG, 4.5 RPG
@ Nebraska (1 season): 30.5 MPG, 13.0 PPG, 6.1 RPG
Notable: leads team in total rebounds. Has shot 42% from 3-point range in 17 conference games.

Andrew White III (Kansas):
@ Kansas (2 seasons): 5.5 MPG, 2.3 PPG, 1.2 RPG, .295 from 3PT
@ Nebraska (1 season): 29.7 MPG, 16.6 PPG, 5.9 RPG, .412 from 3PT
Notable: led NU in rebounding and was second in scoring in his only year at NU. Currently in NBA.

Walter Pitchford (Florida):
@ Florida (1 season): 1.7 MPG, 0.5 PPG, 0.3 RPG
@ Nebraska (2 seasons): 25.1 MPG, 8.3 PPG, 4.6 RPG
Notable: was key piece of NU's first NCAA tourney birth in 16 years, shooting 43% from 3PT in conference play that year (and averaging 10.0 PPG)

Anton Gill (Louisville):
@ Louisville (2 seasons): 7.9 MPG, 2.0 PPG, 0.8 RPG, 0.4 APG
@ Nebraska (2 seasons): 22.0 MPG, 6.8 PPG, 1.9 RPG, 1.0 APG
Notable: had first season cut short by injury. In his second year, was inserted into starting lineup mid-season in midst of run toward postseason tournaments.

Evan Taylor (Samford):
@ Samford (1 season): 22.4 MPG, 6.4 PPG, 3.3 RPG, 1.2 APG
@ Nebraska (2 seasons): 25.2 MPG, 5.9 PPG, 3.1 RPG, 1.8 APG
Notable: was only a part-time starter for Samford, yet has started 40 games for NU across 2 seasons. Has developed into a defensive specialist for NU. Is currently shooting 48.4% from 3PT on the season.

MODERATE SUCCESSES:

Leslee Smith (SMU):
@ SMU (1 season): 15.1 MPG, 3.8 PPG, 3.4 RPG
@ Nebraska (2 seasons): 15.3 MPG, 4.6 PPG, 4.2 RPG
Notable: severely limited by injuries throughout career at NU.

Duby Okeke (Winthop):
@ Winthrop (3 seasons): 14.9 MPG, 4.1 PPG, 3.8 RPG, 1.8 BPG
@ Nebraska (1 season): 7.2 MPG, 0.8 PPG, 1.8 RPG, 1.0 BPG
Notable: offensively limited big brought in as an elite shot-blocker. As advertised, but too limited overall to warrant extended minutes.

Moses Abraham (Georgetown):
@ Georgetown (3 seasons): 10.7 MPG, 1.6 PPG, 2.5 RPG
@ Nebraska (1 season): 10.2 MPG, 1.6 PPG, 3.4 RPG
Notable: was unable to stick as a major piece of the rotation during a disappointing season.

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Yep.  And I know how we always talk about how Miles is ahead of the game in some things.  For instance, his use of twitter when he started here.

 

I think that he was ahead of the times as well when it comes to the importance of transfers.  Especially if they pass the new "No Sit" rule.

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Unless something changes, transfers are going to be an ongoing fact of life.  We seem to understand and embrace this trend and as a result, Coach Miles is doing a nice job with getting high quality transfers.  We are going to lose players as well, and I hope people understand that it is going to happen.  There is only one ball, and only five players get to play at a time.  It is hard to keep 13 players happy, especially when they have had sunshine pumped up their a** most of their basketball life by their "handlers."

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12 minutes ago, Section_316 said:

Gotta think that the insane development/statistical growth for Petteway, White, and now Palmer will be a huge recruiting push when pursuing the next transfer type players. 

We always seem to have one who stars here, and all of those 3 were barely contributing elsewhere.  Should really help. Not sure transferring bigs would feel the same, but that’s only due to our big transfers being extremely limited so far.

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Hopefully miles keeps hammering away at the transfer market, turning into what Iowa state was would not be a bad thing, I would like to see us focus more on local talent when trying to round out our roster in an effort to keep them at the school n develop them over 4 years if the local talent is worthy of an offer. 

 

Just seems more likely an instate kid won’t transfer out if not playing.  Love that we got Heiman 

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Moses also broke his hand and that was a bit of a hindrance, for whatever that's worth. Not sure if it would have made a TON of difference in his overall trajectory (like that doesn't make him at Palmer or Petteway level), but in a year where we could have used a serviceable big and had Captain Hook instead, that may have affected things a little.

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This is a little OT; But I believe Relevant!  The thing that impresses me Most about Coach Miles is his recruiting (and development) of High-Character Individuals, whether they are transfers that were being underutilized elsewhere, or In-State recruits.  I believe this is an important factor in the long-term building of the program and it's reputation (evidence the oft-mentioned FBI investigation, and yet to be determined but potentially program-altering consequences).  Miles' emphasis on, and ability to recruit High-Character is no coincidence.

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