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Nebrasketball: Jervay Green Commits to Pacific

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The JuCo recruit from last season’s first incoming class is off to the west coast now.

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Former Nebraska Cornhuskers Men’s basketball player Jervay Green announced earlier today he will be transferring to the University of the Pacific Powercats where he will likely have to sit out a year due to transfer rules.

Green was originally a JuCo transfer commit to former Head Coach Tim Miles before being heavily pursued by newly named Head Coach Fred Hoiberg. He remained committed to the Huskers after Coach Hoiberg and assistant Matt Abdelmassih made him their first recruiting trip of the new regime roughly 24 hours after their introductory press conference. After flying out to Scottsbluff and hosting Green for the spring game he reaffirmed his commitment.

Green graduated from Western Nebraska Community College last year. The 6’3, 200 pound shooting guard was a 3-star prospect according to 24/7 and was ranked the 17th JuCo prospect and 7th shooting guard in his class.

While playing for the Cougars, Green took off in his second season. He averaged 23.6 points and started in 31 of 32 games. He scored 51 points in a home loss against Iowa Lakes CC, shooting 71.4% from behind the arc, and scored more than 40 in two other games last season. Jervay averaged 39% from three for the season, and 54.7% from inside the arc.

Jervay Green started the season in the starting line up through the first nine games of the season averaging 10.3 points per game, including five games with double-figures in scoring. However he had issues with team rules and faced a two game suspension following that and mostly came off the bench for the remainder of the season. He also sat on the bench for two games in January.

Green finished out the season ranking fifth on the team for scoring for the season. He finished the season averaging 8.2 points per game, but averaged just 4.2 in the 15 games he started in. He hit his season high against Southern University with 22 points, and scored 15 points in both the Minnesota and Indiana games to finish the season. He shot just 28.4% from deep while averaging 4.2 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game.

Pacific finished third in the West Coast Conference with Saint Mary’s behind Gonzaga and Brigham Young. They finished 23-10 overall and 11-5 in conference. The school is located in Stockton, California which is not actually all that close to the Pacific Ocean, but this is a conference that is still called the “Big Ten’ with 14 members so who cares about semantics anymore in this day and age of crazy life times.