Three Announce Intentions to Transfer
Coach Doc Sadler said Friday that three players told him they have made the decision to transfer from the Nebraska program following the completion of the spring semester. Leaving the program are junior Quincy Hankins-Cole, sophomore Myles Holley and freshman Ray Gallegos.
“I talked with our players this week and Quincy, Myles and Ray each indicated their reasons for wanting to move on next year,” Sadler said. “I’m disappointed and I told them that. They were among the most enjoyable players I’ve coached in my career, but I told them I understand each of their reasons.
“I was looking forward to working with all three of them and coaching them into next year. I respect their decisions and I’ve told them that I will still be available to help them any way I can. They’re good people and I want to see them succeed, not just in basketball but in life.”
Hankins-Cole averaged 4.0 points and 2.4 rebounds per game in 2009-10 while playing an average of 9.6 minutes per contest in 26 games. Holley played in 22 contests including one start and averaged 3.4 points and 2.0 rebounds in 9.2 minutes per game. Gallegos saw action in a total of 30 contests, including three starts, and averaged 13.6 minutes of game action while pulling in 3.0 points and 1.4 rebounds per game.
The remainder of the Huskers will be returning for 2010-11 and will continue offseason workouts and the conditioning program. Nebraska also loses scholarship seniors Ryan Anderson and Sek Henry as well as walk-on senior Ben Nelson. Each of the three are scheduled to graduate in the coming months as well. Student assistant coach Chris Balham, who was a member of the squad from 2005 to 2009, graduated in August 2009.
Nebraska has one signed recruit for next year in 6-11, 315-pound Brazilian center Andre Almeida from Arizona Western College. The spring National Letter of Intent signing period begins on April 14 and NLIs can be signed through May 19.
Statements from Hankins-Cole, Holley and Gallegos
Quincy Hankins-Cole: “I definitely wanted to be here and be around my teammates next year, because I enjoy every one of them. And I want to thank them and the coaches for everything this year. But I do have a personal situation that I need to take care of (back home) and it’s a responsibility that I don’t think I can do from here.”
Myles Holley: “Basically the reason I wanted to move on is to find playing time and be closer to my mom. I only have two years left and I want my mom to be able to see me play and enjoy those years with me. I want to especially thank Doc and the other coaches for the chance to play here and help me become a better person. I’ll miss them and all my teammates. We didn’t have the season we had hoped, but I thought we had a great season because we were together and we had a lot of fun times.”
Ray Gallegos: “I appreciate Doc and the staff for helping me become a better person and a better player. They helped me improve a lot. But the reason I decided to leave was because I wanted to be closer to my mom and my family. I’m really close with them and want them to see me play and enjoy my college basketball years with me.”