From Nebraska media relations department
University of Nebraska Coach Tim Miles announced Tuesday that Johnny Trueblood will join the Husker basketball team as a walk-on for the 2015-16 season.
Trueblood, a 6-foot-4, 195-pound guard, comes to Nebraska after a decorated career at Elkhorn South playing for Coach Alex Bahe. Trueblood finished his career as the school’s all-time leading scorer (1,213 points), as well as holding single-game (42) and single-season (598) scoring marks at the school.
As a senior, he led the Storm to a 21-5 record and the school’s first Class B state title. He led Class B by averaging 23.0 points per game, while also adding 5.1 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 2.8 steals per game to garner first-team Super-State honors from the Lincoln Journal Star and second-team All-Nebraska honors from the Omaha World-Herald. A first-team Class B all-state performer from both publications, Trueblood averaged 19.6 points per game in three state tournament games, including a 17-point effort while playing with a sprained in a 60-51 win over Sidney in the state championship at Pinnacle Bank Arena.
As a junior, he earned first-team Class B accolades from both major papers, averaging 15.4 points, 3.7 assists, 4.6 rebounds and 2.4 steals per game as Elkhorn South finished the regular season unbeaten and placed third in the state. In his three-year varsity career, Trueblood helped Elkhorn South to a three straight state semifinal appearances in Class B and a 66-13 record. In addition to his high school career, he played AAU basketball for the Omaha Sports Academy and Head Coach Bob Franzese.
Trueblood, who becomes the first Husker basketball player from Elkhorn South since the school opened five years ago, is the son of Tom and Sheila Trueblood.