Huskers add North Dakota State transfer Nelson

Huskers add North Dakota State transfer Nelson
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April 15th, 2024 |

The Nebraska men’s basketball program added an all-conference performer to its 2024-25 roster with the addition of North Dakota State transfer Andrew Morgan.  A 6-foot-10, 245-pound forward from Waseca, Minn., Morgan comes to Nebraska after starting the last two seasons at North Dakota State. He totaled 860 points and 402 rebounds in 85 contests during his tenure with the Bison. He has one season of eligibility remaining.

According to Coach Fred Hoiberg, Morgan’s combination of size and skill fit what the Huskers were looking for in helping bolster their frontcourt.

“Andrew fits exactly what are looking for and is a perfect fit for our offensive and defensive system.” Hoiberg said. “He is a physical presence in the paint and can stretch the defense with his ability to shoot.”

Morgan started 29 of 32 contests in 2023-24, averaging 12.9 points per game on 56 percent shooting and 5.0 rebounds per game en route to All-Summit League second team accolades. Morgan ranked among Summit League leaders in scoring (15th), rebounding (16th) and free throw percentage (.703, ninth). Morgan had 22 double-figure games this past season, including four 20-point outings. He had a season-high 31 points against Kansas City and posted double-doubles against Western Michigan (12 points, 13 rebounds) and against Oral Roberts (14 points, 13 rebounds).

As a sophomore, Morgan made 30 starts and averaged 10.5 points and 5.3 rebounds per game as the Bison reached the title game of the 2023 Summit League Tournament. He was second on the team in rebounding and third in scoring, including a season-high 29-point effort on 11-of-16 shooting against Kansas City. He also had 24 points and 13 rebounds in a win over South Dakota State. Morgan played in 21 games as a freshman, averaging 5.3 points on 63 percent shooting and 3.3 rebounds per game.

Morgan was ranked in the top 250 nationally by Prep Hoops as a senior, as he helped Waseca High School to a 23-1 record and a Class 2A state title for Coach Seth Anderson. A finalist for Mr. Basketball in Minnesota in 2021, he was a second-team all-state performer as a senior and averaged 20 points and 10 rebounds per game during his junior season.  Morgan played AAU ball for the Minnesota Heat.


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