Lincoln – University of Nebraska Basketball Coach Tim Miles announced Monday that Andrew White III has transferred to the University of Nebraska and joined the Husker basketball program. White, who spent the previous two seasons at the University of Kansas, will sit out the 2014-15 season and have two years of eligibility remaining beginning with the 2015-16 campaign.
White, a 6-foot-7, 220-pound guard from Richmond, Va., spent the last two seasons at Kansas, playing in 44 contests. He helped the Jayhawks to a pair of Big 12 titles in his time at the school. White chose Nebraska over Maryland, Richmond, Notre Dame, Wake Forest, Miami and Florida State.
“I am really excited to add Andrew to our program. I believe he can be an impact guy for us. He has pro potential and reminds me of Paul Pierce.” said Miles, the 2014 Big Ten Coach of the Year. “Andrew has been involved in the elite levels of high school, AAU, and college basketball and that will continue with the Huskers.
“I really liked getting to know Andrew throughout this process. He is mature and thoughtful and wants the best for all involved,” Miles said. “He wants to get better, and he definitely wants Nebraska to continue to rise in major college basketball.”
White joins a Husker team that returns all five starters, including All-Big Ten performers Terran Petteway and Shavon Shields, from a team that went 19-13, finished fourth in the Big Ten and reached the second round of the 2014 NCAA Tournament. The Huskers have been ranked in the top 25 of several preseason polls for the 2014-15 season.
This past season, he appeared in 19 games off the bench for the Jayhawks, averaging 2.3 points per game on 44 percent shooting and added 1.2 rebounds per game. He posted a pair of double-figure efforts off the bench, highlighted by 13 points, including a trio of 3-pointers, in 14 minutes against Towson. He also had 12 points, including 3-of-5 from long range, in a season-high 19 minutes against Louisiana Monroe.
White played in 25 games as a freshman, averaging 5.0 minutes and 2.2 points per game in 2012-13. A three-point sharpshooter, White scored a career-high 15 points against Belmont and grabbed a personal-best six rebounds against Oregon State during his freshman year. As a freshman at Kansas, he also led the team in scoring and steals during the Jayhawks’ European Exhibition Tour.
White is a strong performer in the classroom, where he was a two-time member of the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll and Athletic Director’s Honor Roll at Kansas. He was also a member of the National Society of College Scholars.