Tim Miles pulls in another transfer in James Palmer. The University of Miami guard will sit out next season and will have two years of eligibility left when he starts play in 2017.
Palmer was a four start recruit and a Rivals top 100 player coming out of St. Johns College High School in Washington D.C. He currently stands at 6'5" and 205 lbs.
His only year at Miami had him averaging 36% from the floor, 27% from three point range, and 3.4 points per game. This all while only playing 11 minutes a game. Miami was a very good team this year in a very loaded Atlantic Coast Conference. Palmer could easily spend the next year improving his game and getting ready for Big Ten Play.
In fact, improvement in his game was one of the reasons he's looking forward to coming to Nebraska. In a recent interview he stated:
"I want to get better, get stronger, sit out a year and become an impact player," Palmer said. "I have trust in (Miles)."
While this isn't the "Big Man" we have all been looking for, James will come in at a time where we will need an experienced shooting guard. Tai Webster will be gone after this year and so will Andrew White if he decides to stay at Nebraska instead of going to the NBA. A guard who is use to aggressive, in your face type play would be beneficial to the squad.
Nebraska is now down to two scholarship openings with Palmer on the squad. The hope is that center Jordy Tshimanga will fill one of those last to spots. He spent this last weekend on campus and word around the water cooler is that the visit went well.