After going through the NBA Draft process, Andrew White III decided to return to school for his final season of NCAA eligibility.
But that final season won't be coming at Nebraska.
The Huskers' second-leading scorer and leading rebounder from the 2015-16 campaign will transfer away from the program and be immediately eligible to play elsewhere.
Nebraska head coach Tim Miles made the following statement Sunday afternoon:
"I spoke with Andrew late last evening in which he asked me how he can proceed with a release from Nebraska. There have been discussions with Andrew and his father about Andrew's place in our program for months, and this is his decision. Even though I am extremely disappointed, he will be given a complete release as the logistics are handled this week. We will move on. I am truly excited about our team and next season."
The transfer of White figures to have drastic effects on a Huskers team that had already lost Shavon Shields and Benny Parker to graduation. Throw in White's departure, and the Huskers will lose a combined 43.5 points a game or 60.2 percent of the team's nightly average scoring.
According to a report from the Omaha World-Herald's Lee Barfknecht, White's future with Nebraska was uncertain after he went through the NBA Draft process, with pro teams questioning how the Huskers managed to go 16-18 overall and 6-12 in the Big Ten while having a supposed NBA-caliber talent on the team. There's speculation that White and his family might feel he has better chances of reaching the NBA with a different college team next season.
White played just one season at Nebraska. He transferred in after two seasons at Kansas and sat out the 2014-15 campaign due to NCAA transfer rules. After graduating, however, he'll be able to play his final season without another sit-out year.
White averaged 16.6 points and 5.9 rebounds in 29.7 minutes per game last season, shooting 48.1 percent from the field and 41.2 percent from 3-point range. He scored 20 or more points in nine games and 30 or more points in two games, four times hitting five or more 3s in a game.
White ranked sixth in the Big Ten in scoring and fourth in made 3-pointers, earning All-Big Ten Honorable Mention honors.