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Nebraska Basketball: Huskers Announce Transfer Of Miami G James Palmer

Two new players in the last two days for Nebrasketball.

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

On the same day that the Nebraska Cornhuskers Basketball team announced the signing of Jordy Tshimanga's Letter of Intent, the Husker Basketball offices also announced a transfer from an ACC school.

Former Miami (Fla) Guard James Palmer will be joining the Huskers this fall, sitting out the 2016-17 season, and will have 2 seasons of eligibility remaining.

Palmer played 34 games for the Hurricanes last season, but saw his time with the team diminish through the season. He finished averaging just under 12 minutes played per game last year, with a 3.5 points per game average. Both stats were down from when he was a Freshman for the Canes.

Palmer only played 3 minutes and had 0 points for Miami in their victory vs. the Huskers on December 1st last season.

Our Miami site explained here that with dwindling minutes available and a full depth chart, Palmer decided back on March 28th.

Palmer originally came to Miami from St. John's College HS out of the Washington D.C. area. He was a 4 star PG out of HS, ranked the 28th best PG in the 2014 cycle. He was also rated the best player in the Washington D.C. area.

Tim Miles's comments about Palmer arriving in Lincoln:

"I am excited to add James to our program," Miles said. "He has tremendous versatility at both ends of the floor. He is a long, athletic defender, and a guy who can make a lot of different plays on the offensive end. I've enjoyed getting to know James in the recruiting process. He and his mother are great people to be around.  James connected with our players and staff immediately which I feel is a good sign for our future. I think a redshirt year will do him well, as I know he will work hard to elevate his game accordingly."