Nebraska sophomore Ed Morrow, a legacy player, has decided to transfer. Morrow is the third departure for head coach Tim Miles this offseason.
“I want to say thank you to my teammates, coaches, the fans and the University of Nebraska Athletics Department for giving me the opportunity to play Division I basketball,” Morrow said in a statement released by the school. “It is hard to leave home, and Nebraska is my home. I was born and raised here, it is my parents’ alma mater, and I have a lot of friends here. But sometimes you have to venture out to pursue dreams and aspirations in a career. This is a sacrifice I have to make to better myself.”
Morrow averaged 9.4 points and 7.4 rebounds in 24 games, becoming a double-double threat in Big Ten play.
“I support Ed in his decision to transfer schools and wish him well,” Miles said in the same statement. “We appreciate his hard work over the last two years. Although I am disappointed, we will continue to recruit young men who are committed to our mission of building Nebraska Basketball with a culture of success in all areas...life, school and winning basketball at its highest level.”
The decision by Morrow will put the microscope even more on Miles in 2017-18, after athletic director Shawn Eichorst said the fifth-year head coach would be retained.
Miles is 75-86 since taking over as head coach for the Huskers five seasons ago. His best season came in 2013-14, when Nebraska finished 19-13 and made the NCAA Tournament.
The Huskers return three starters and seven of the team’s top 10 scorers from the 2016-17 team, while welcoming a trio of newcomers, including Georgetown transfer Isaac Copeland and Miami transfer James Palmer Jr., and incoming freshman Nana Akenten.