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Nebrasketball: Charlie Easley Awarded Scholarship

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Lincoln Pius’s own Charlie Easley is no longer a walk-on!

Charlie Easley reported today that he has been awarded a scholarship. The walk-on from Lincoln Pius High School has been seeing more and more minutes lately, and so this news comes as no surprise.

Easley is averaging 4.5 minutes a game so far this season, and has played in 11 games so far. He saw a career high Tuesday night of 16 minutes against Iowa. He is averaging 36.4% shooting, and 14.3% from three, good for 1.4 points per game. He scored 5, his career high, in the loss to Rutgers while shooting 3-3 from the free throw line. Against Iowa Tuesday night, Easley also had one rebound, one assist, and two steals while committing no turnovers.

Easley is a freshman this season, stands 6’2”, and weights 190 lbs. Charlie is a business administration major in UNL’s College of Business.

Per his bio on the Huskers website regarding his high school career:

Charlie Easley was a three-year starter and finished with a school-record 1,412 points playing for Coach Brian Spicka. Easley earned first-team All-Nebraska honors from the Omaha World-Herald and first-team Super-State accolades from the Lincoln Journal Star as a senior after leading Pius X to a 27-2 record and a Class B state tournament title. The co-captain of the Journal Star’s all-state team, he averaged 23.3 points, 6.1 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 3.1 steals per game as a senior to pace the Thunderbolts in all four categories. Easley shot 51 percent from the field, including 45 percent from the 3-point line, and 86 percent from the foul line. He was in double figures in all 29 games, including four 30-point games. Easley shined in the Class B state title game, totaling 25 points, 12 rebounds and six assists in a double-overtime win over Omaha Roncalli. For his efforts, he was selected as the captain of the all-state tournament team among all six classes.

Easley garnered third-team All-Nebraska honors from the World-Herald as a junior, averaging 17.6 points, 6.0 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 2.9 steals per game, as Pius X went 16-9 before falling to eventual state champion Creighton Prep in triple overtime in the first round of the Class A state tournament. He made an impact as a sophomore, averaging 13.2 points, 3.4 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 2.7 steals per game. In the classroom, Easley was an Academic All-State honoree by the Journal Star and was a member of the honor roll at Pius X High School.Easley played AAU ball for the Omaha Sports Academy and Coach Andy King. Easley was teammates with fellow Husker freshmen Akol Arop, Jace Piatkowski and Bret Porter on the AAU circuit.

Congratulations #30! Now let’s get the win in the battle for NU tomorrow night. GBR!