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2018 Nebraska Basketball Player Profiles: Dachon Burke

The Robert Morris transfer won’t be playing this year but should push the squad during practice

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So, the season is coming up and I am about to give you a player who will have to sit out the 2018-19 season. Many of you might look at this as a wasted article for the upcoming season but may I remind you that he and his talents will be training and scrimmaging with the squad all season. His presence will be felt and needed as the season goes on.

With that said...

Dachon Burke comes to the Great Plains of Nebraska from Robert Morris University in Pennsylvania. The 6’4” guard averaged 17.6 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per game for the Colonials. He lead the Northeast Conference with 2.1 steals per game to boot.

With Robert Morris he was a second team All-Northeast Conference pick his sophomore year before transferring. He’s quick and steals lead the conference last season. This will be beneficial on defense as the Cornhuskers can always use someone on the perimeter keeping the guards in check.

He will sit out this season for the Cornhuskers but will be eligible to play in 2019-20. In total, he has two years to give to the team.

While many of you might scoff at the idea that we have another average size guard on the roster, you might want to look into the future. After this season Nebraska losses the talents of James Palmer Jr. and Glynn Watson Jr. There alone sits the top to guards on the roster. While there are a few on the team that will probably step in for the pair another set of seasoned legs will help the squad.

The Cornhuksers should be good with Thomas Allen, Amir Harris, and Karrington Davis already in the wings. But, you never know how any of these will develop or if injuries set in. In that case, a veteran on the court will greatly help Tim Miles and his squad. Dachon should fit that role well on the team.

He will push this years squad during practice and you don’t want your starters going against scrubs. You only get better playing good competition and Dashon should bring that level of play to the Hendricks Center.