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Jack McVeigh
Player Profile:
Jack McVeigh 2235646
Position: Forward
Other Position: Guard
Height: 6'8"
Weight: 215
Year: Junior
Hometown: Cabarita Beach, NSW, Australia
High School: Australian Institute of Sport
Major: Psychology
Experience: High School
Honors & Awards
• Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2015)

• Two-time Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2016, 2017)

2016-17 (Sophomore)
After falling out of the rotation during the first part of conference play, Jack McVeigh has found his niche as a scorer off the bench for the Huskers. McVeigh, a 6-foot-8 sophomore from Cabarita Beach, Australia, averaged 7.5 points per game, but has averaged 8.9 points per game on 41 percent shooting over the final 15 contests, becoming one of the Big Ten's best sixth men in the process.
• Was one of the Big Ten's best sixth men in conference play, averaging 8.1 ppg while shooting 37 percent from 3-point range, in Big Ten action
• Posted five double-figure scoring efforts in Big Ten play, including four off the bench
• Had six points and a rebound in 18 minutes against Penn State in the Big Ten Tournament
• Had all 11 of his points in the second half at Ohio State, including a trio of 3-pointers, as NU rallied from an 11-point deficit in a 58-57 win
• Sparked NU's win over Penn St. with 15 points, including a 3-pointer from halfcourt at the first half buzzer, and three assists
• Started at Iowa because of Glynn Watson's injury and had a game-high 16 points on 7-of-13 shooting
• Had eight points and five points in 29 minutes against Michigan State
• Came off the bench and matched his career high with 21 points vs. No. 20 Purdue, going 7-of-12 from the field, including 4-of-6 from 3-point range, and 7-of-10 from the line. He also added three rebounds and a pair of blocked shots in the win
• Matched his career high with seven rebounds and added eight points at Northwestern
• Scored all 12 points in the second half at Rutgers, including a trio of 3-pointers in a two-minute span to give NU a 64-59 lead with 1:34 left
• Came off the bench for eight points in 11 minutes against Michigan
• Had seven points and a pair of steals vs. Creighton
• Broke out of a slump with a team-high 16 points and six assists in the win over South Dakota
• Keyed the win over Louisiana Tech by scoring 16 of his career-high 21 points in the second half, as he went 4-of-6 from 3-point range and added five rebounds and a pair of steals
• Totaled 14 points, including a trio of 3-pointers, and a career-high seven boards against Sacramento State
• Put together a solid effort against Mary with nine points, including a trio of 3-pointers, six rebounds and a career-high four assists in 19 minutes of action
• Played in all 34 games, including four starts as a freshman in 2015-16, averaging 4.8 points and 2.6 rebounds per game, while his 34 3-pointers were eighth on NU's all-time freshman list

2015-16 (Freshman)
McVeigh quickly found a home in the Huskers' rotation as a true freshman, playing in all 34 games and averaging 4.8 points and 2.6 rebounds per game. He emerged one of the Huskers' top 3-point shooters, as his 34 3-pointers ranked second on the team and fifth on NU's all-time freshman list.

He raised his scoring average in Big Ten play, averaging 5.3 points per game while shooting 35 percent from 3-point range. McVeigh had a chance to earn extended minutes during a four-game stretch while Shavon Shields was out with a concussion. McVeigh performed well, averaging 11.0 points and 3.0 rebounds per game while shooting 44 percent from the field, including 48 percent from 3-point range. The 6-foot-8 forward reached double figures in consecutive games, highlighted by a career-high 17 points at No. 22 Indiana on Feb. 17, a game where he added four rebounds and two assists. He followed up with a team-high 16 points in an overtime loss to Ohio State, including a career-high five 3-pointers. Three of his four double-figure efforts came in Big Ten action, as he also totaled 16 points off the bench, including 6-of-8 shooting, and a season-high six rebounds against Indiana on Jan. 2. McVeigh also provided a lift in the Huskers' win at No. 11 Michigan State with eight points, including six points in a 13-0 second-half run, along with six boards against the Spartans.

He made a quick first impression, opening his Husker career with 16 points off the bench, including 4-of-4 from 3-point range, against Mississippi Valley State. It was the highest-scoring debut by a Husker freshman in 10 years. While that was his only double-figure effort in non-conference action, McVeigh chipped in eight or more points three other times, including an eight-point, five-rebound effort in the win over Tennessee at the Barclays Center Classic.

2015 (Spain Trip)
McVeigh turned in a solid performance in Spain, averaging 9.8 points on 44 percent shooting and 6.3 rebounds per game. He shot a team-best 44 percent from 3-point range and 85 percent from the foul line. He posted a double-double with team highs in points (18) and rebounds (10) in a win over the Europe Basketball Academy. He nearly posted his second-straight double-double with nine points and 10 caroms vs. CB Castelldefels in the finale.
Before Nebraska
Jack McVeigh was one of the top international players in the class of 2015, as he attended the Australian Institute of Sport, the same program that produced seven NBA players in the last 15 years, as well as Husker great and 2012 Olympian Aleks Maric. McVeigh made his debut for Australia’s Senior National Team at the 2014 Sino-Australia Challenge and was voted captain of Australia’s Under-19 National Team in 2014. In the summer of 2015, he represented Australia at the FIBA Under-19 World Championship, averaging 11.1 points and a team-high 5.7 rebounds per game. He had a pair of 18-point performances against Italy and Serbia, when he also had 12 rebounds. In addition, he was also chosen to play on the Australian Select Team in 2014 and represented his country at the 2013 adidas Nations event, averaging 11.6 points and 3.6 rebounds while playing against some of the top basketball players in the World in his age group. In domestic competition, he led his Queensland team to a runner-up finish at the 2014 National Under-20 Championships, averaging 27.5 points per game on 55 percent shooting and 9.3 rebounds per game. His efforts earned McVeigh the Bob Staunton Medal as the tournament’s most outstanding player, joining a list of past winners that includes Dante Exum and Patty Mills. He averaged 24.3 points and 10.8 rebounds per game playing in the National Under-18 Championships in 2013. He had a 41-point effort in the semifinals and averaged 17.6 points and 12.4 rebounds in 2012. McVeigh also visited LSU and looked at Virginia and Boise State before selecting Nebraska.
Personal
Jack is the son of Peter and Jenny McVeigh and was born on June 27, 1996, in Cabarita Beach, Queensland. McVeigh has not declared a major. McVeigh graduated from Lake Ginninderra College in 2014.
  Minutes  Total  3-Point  F-Throws  Rebounds   
Year  gp-gs  min  avg  fg  fga  pct  fg  fga  pct  ft  fta  pct  off  def  tot  avg  pf  fo  ast  t/o  blk  stl  pts  avg 
2015-16   34-4  577  17.0  55  157  .350  34  100  .340  20  29  .690  24  66  90  2.6  45  35  27  14  164  4.8 
2016-17   30-11  688  22.9  73  196  .372  47  139  .338  32  41  .780  14  62  76  2.5  27  19  21  16  225  7.5 
TOTAL  64-15  1265  19.8  128  353  .363  81  239  .339  52  70  .743  38  128  166  2.6  72  54  48  13  30  389  6.1 
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