Sophomore Jordan Tyrance is in a prime position to earn the most playing time of his career this winter. The walk-on from Lincoln Southwest has seen limited duty during his first two years at Nebraska, appearing in two games last season.
His athleticism on the wing could come in handy this season, as the Huskers look to be more active on both ends of the court. Tyrance has shown a strong work ethic in picking up the new system and could push for significant playing time. Tyrance is a second-generation Husker, as both his parents were standout student-athletes at Nebraska.
2011-12 (Redshirt Freshman)
Tyrance made his first appearance as a Husker, seeing action in a pair of Big Ten contests. He made his career debut against Iowa on Feb. 20, scoring his first career point and grabbing a pair of rebounds, as Nebraska posted an 80-57 win. He played a season-high four minutes at No. 6 Michigan State on Feb. 25, but did not have any stats.
Tyrance redshirted after walking on to the Husker program.
Tyrance was a two-year starter at Lincoln Southwest High School for Coach Duane Baack. Tyrance averaged nearly a double-double as a senior, averaging 11.1 points and 8.2 rebounds per game, ranking among Class A (largest class) leaders in rebounding. He also averaged 2.2 steals per game to earn first-team All-Heartland Conference honors and honorable-mention all-state accolades from both major papers in the state. He had a 27-point performance against Norfolk and grabbed 13 rebounds against Lincoln East.
During his junior campaign, he was a part-time starter for Lincoln Southwest, which went 22-3 and lost in the state championship game. He averaged seven points and four rebounds per game and was an honorable-mention all-state performer for his efforts.
Tyrance was a three-sport performer in high school, starting at wide receiver and strong safety in football, while competing in track and field, where he placed third in the state as a senior in the triple jump after finishing fourth as a junior.
Tyrance, who spent his freshman and sophomore years at Parkview Christian High School, was a strong performer in the classroom. He earned academic all-state honors on six occasions and was a member of the National Honor Society at Lincoln Southwest High School.
Jordan is the son of Renita Robinson and Patrick Tyrance Jr., and was born on Oct. 31, 1992. He has one brother, Patrick. Jordan's mother, Renita, was an NCAA champion in the triple jump in 1989 and won four conference titles during her career at Nebraska. His father, Patrick, was a three-year starter in football, earning All-Big Eight honors as a junior and senior. He was also a two-time CoSIDA Academic All-American and was inducted into the CoSIDA Academic All-America Hall of Fame in 2009. Jordan majors in business adminstration.