Nebraska Players to Transfer

Sporting New Today reports that Cookie Miller and Alonzo Edwards plan to transfer from Nebraska after helping the Huskers to an 18-13 finish last season.

There is a Duquesne connection in this story, at the bottom of the page.

Cookie Miller, a 5-foot-7, 165 pound sophomore point guard from Harmony Community School in Cincinnati, Ohio, started 22 of 20 games this past season and averaged 7.3 points, 2.1 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.5 steals in 28.5 minutes per game.

The Charleston, W.Va. native was the only true freshman to see action in 2007-08. He started 24 games and averaged 6.1 points, 2.1 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.9 steals in 26.6 minutes per game, pretty consistent performances.

Miller averaged 18.1 points, 8.4 assists and 2.3 steals per game at Harmony and was three-time all-stater at Capitol H.S. in Charleston. He finished as the school's career leader with more than 1,500 points.

In addition to the Huskers, he was recruited by Xavier, Rhode Island, Akron, Toledo and Cleveland State.

Alonzo Edwards, a 6-foot-7, 230 pound redshirt freshman forward from Klein Forest High School in Houston, Tex., averaged 1.7 points and 0.9 rebounds while shooting 52.9 percent from the floor in 4.4 mpg in 16 games.

An all-state first team selection as a senior, he averaged 15 points and 10 rebounds per game, the second straight season he averaged a double-double.

He had been recruited by Miami (FL), SMU, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech and Wyoming.

Nebraska head coach Doc Sadler has a three-year mark of 55-40 and went to the NIT the past two seasons. He signed three players in the fall: 6-foot-8, 210 pound forward Christian Standhardinger from Munich, Germany; 6-foot-9, 220 pound forward Brandon Ubel from Overland Park, Kan.; and 6-foot-2, 175 pound point/shooting guard Rayes Gallegos from Jordan, Utah. (Note: 6-foot-10, 220 pound center Vander Joaquim from Luanda, Angola, also signed but is not expected to enroll until the 2010-11 season.)

Duquesne Connection: Former DU coach Danny Nee was inducted into the Nebraska Basketball Hall of Fame this past January. Nee accumulated 254 victories over 14 years, a University of Nebraska record, and led the Huskers to five NCAA Tournament and six NIT berths.