In a big blow for Tim Miles and Nebrasketball, Ed Morrow Jr. is transferring away from the program.
The Huskers announced Wednesday night that the sophomore forward, a Simeon High School product, is leaving the team to join up with another.
"I want to say thank you to my teammates, coaches, the fans and the University of Nebraska athletics department for giving me the opportunity to play Division I basketball," Morrow said in the announcement. "It is hard to leave home, and Nebraska is my home. I was born and raised here, it is my parents' alma mater, and I have a lot of friends here. But sometimes you have to venture out to pursue dreams and aspirations in a career. This is a sacrifice I have to make to better myself."
"I support Ed in his decision to transfer schools and wish him well," Miles said in the announcement. "We appreciate his hard work over the last two years. Although I am disappointed, we will continue to recruit young men who are committed to our mission of building Nebraska basketball with a culture of success in all areas ... life, school and winning basketball at its highest level."
Morrow was one of several key players for the Huskers this past season and one expected to help better the team in the years to come. He averaged 9.4 points and 7.5 rebounds a game in 24 games, his season cut down by seven games due to a foot injury. In addition to being the team's leading rebounder, he had a team-high 27 blocked shots on the season.
It's a tough blow for the Huskers, as Morrow becomes the latest player to leave the team this offseason, and frequent roster change is becoming an unfortunate offseason tradition under Miles.
Last season, it was Andrew White III, Nebraska's best player, who transferred away to Syracuse after testing the NBA Draft waters.
Miles will welcome in three new players next season, including transfers from Georgetown and Miami, and the Huskers return three starters from this year's squad.