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Trey McGowens Receives NCAA Waiver To Play

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Hoibergs Huskers just got a little bit better

ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament - Second Round Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

Nebraska basketball’s chances of putting a competitive team on the court this season just got a boost in the arm today.

6’4” guard Trey McGowens has been granted immediate eligibility by the NCAA for the 2020-21 season. Trey previously played for the University of Pittsburgh where he started the past two years before transferring to the Huskers. During his time with the Panthers he averaged 11.6 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 2.6 assists per game. He also averaged 2 steals per game which ranked him 4th in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

“We are excited that Trey received a waiver from the NCAA, and we want to thank the work of our compliance staff in helping him become eligible for this season, Trey has the experience and skill set to be a difference-maker for us this year.” - Fred Hoiberg

Trey will most likely start for Hoiberg this season. It is a little early to tell but one could see Trey on the court with Boys Town alumni guard Teddy Allen, Australian forward Lat Mayen, Canadian guard Dalano Banton, and French center Yuvan Ouegraogo.

The setup would be a vast talent improvement from last years starters and would bring a new game for all the teams in the Big Ten to get use to. A starting 5 that went 7-25 on the season and all of which are no longer on the team due. The improved starting 5 along with a talented bench will bode well for success as the season moves along.