The exodus of Nebrasketball’s patchwork roster for this past season continued today as Kevin Cross announced he would be leaving the Nebraska Cornhuskers and entering the transfer portal.
The 6’8” 240 lbs. freshman arrived in Lincoln from Little Rock, Arkansas. The three star was the sixth rated prospect out of Nebraska and the 95th rated power forward in his class. He received offers from the Illinois Fighting Illini, Southern Miss Golden Eagles, and the Oklahoma State Cowboys.
Cross averaged 7.1 points per game (7th best scorer on the roster) while averaging 18.3 minutes in 32 games. He also pulled in 3.9 rebounds per game (tied for 5th most on the team), and averaged 1.2 assists. Cross shot just 27.6% from three point range, and 34.3% overall from the floor.
With his departure, that marks 8 players gone from this year’s roster, two to exhausting eligibility and six to transfers. Just three players are returning with playing time in Thorir Thorbjarnarson, Yvan Ouedraogo, and Akol Arop. Those three combine for 15.5 points per game, 12.4 rebounds per game, and 1.8 assists per game. However, Thor and Ouedraogo are the two leading rebounders from this past season, and Thor was the fourth highest scorer. Two scholarships and a walk-on spot are open on the roster with Cross’s departure.