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Nebraska Basketball’s Shamiel Stevenson Leaving The Program

Shamiel had one season with Nebraska before he decided to go pro

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: FEB 25 Nebraska at Illinois Photo by Michael Allio/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

It was only one season with the Big Red but Husker guard Shamiel Stevenson has decided to leave the program and try his talents in the NBA.

The 6’6” 245 pound Shamiel came to Nebraska after a quick trip to Nevada after playing for the University of Pittsburgh. He only played one season for the Huskers and most of his time came off the bench.

He averaged 5.0 points and 2.2 rebounds per game for Nebraska and never really took off in the starting lineup as the season went on. Shamiel had issues with fouls, turnovers, and struggled from beyond the arch. Only shooting 18% from the three point line. An area that coach Fred Hoiberg wants to see Nebraska improve on.

While he says his goal is to play in the NBA, I would be surprised to see him land there. At least right away. Expect him to end up somewhere in Europe or Asia to continue to develop his talents. He has good size, strength, and has enough talent to succeed at a professional level. Hopefully he can get the right coaching for him to excel.

This loss leaves Nebraska with two open scholarship spots on the roster for the 2021-22 season. Hoiberg is known to pursue the transfer market though he could also give it to a walk on who is already with the program.