Sophomore forward Ed Morrow, Jr. and men’s basketball head coach Tim Miles announced Morrow’s departure from the team a short time ago. Morrow averaged just under 10 points per game in the 24 games he played this season. He was sidelined with a foot injury toward the end of the season and the team struggled mightily in his absence.
Morrow was also the Husker’s leading shot blocker (27) and rebounder, averaging 7.5 per game (9th in the Big Ten). He was second in the Big Ten for offensive rebounds averaging 3.2/game.
“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. “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.”
Coach Tim Miles statement:
“I support Ed in his decision to transfer schools and wish him well,” Miles said. “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.”
There is no question that Morrow’s transfer is a huge loss for a Husker program and fanbase that was consoling themselves by looking forward to “next year”. There is still plenty of talent in the program, but losing a player of Ed’s caliber reduces the margin for error considerably.