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Coming off of a spirit-uplifting week with head coach Fred Hoiberg’s first Big Ten win over Purdue, Nebraska basketball secured the commitment of sophomore JUCO guard Teddy Allen Tuesday afternoon. This comes after Allen’s unofficial visit to Nebraska, where he watched them win on Sunday. 

Allen won the Nebraska Gatorade High School Player of the Year award for the 2016-2017 season, and is currently leading NCJAA in scoring with 32 points per game for Western Nebraska Community College.

Allen’s first year in college basketball was spent with West Virginia, where he won the team’s rookie of the year award, scoring seven points and 2.7 rebounds on 11.9 minutes per game. Allen then transferred to Wichita State and as per NCAA transfer rules, was forced to sit out a year. He never played for Wichita State, being dismissed after a misdemeanor charge in June.

Allen is Nebraska’s second recruit of the 2020 recruiting class so far, the first being four-star guard Donovan Williams.