Trey McGowens will continue his professional basketball career

Nebraska guard Trey McGowens announced Tuesday that he will pursue a professional basketball career and will not use up his final season of eligibility.

LINCOLN, Neb. (Nebraska Athletics) — Nebraska guard Trey McGowens announced Tuesday that he will pursue a professional basketball career and will not use up his final season of eligibility.

McGowens, a 6-foot-4, 196-pound guard from Pendleton, SC, started two seasons at Nebraska and averaged 9.2 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.5 steals per game while he was often assigned to the opponent’s best perimeter scoring threat. .

“Trey decided to stay in the draft and go for a professional career,” Nebraska coach Fred Hoiberg said. “He’s meant a lot to this program over the past two seasons, and his tenacity to come back from injury has strengthened our team down the stretch. I thought Trey was one of the best defensemen in our league the last year as he showed his ability to hold multiple positions. Trey loves being in the gym and working out, and I think his best days are still ahead of him. We will be doing everything to support him as he embarks on the next chapter of his career. basketball career.

Last season, McGowens averaged 6.8 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.6 steals per game despite missing 15 games with a broken foot suffered in Game 3 of the season. He was playing some of his best basketball down the stretch, averaging 7.8 points on 55 percent shooting, 3.5 rebounds and 2.6 steals per game over the Huskers’ last six games. McGowens had a season-high 13 points along with four steals and four assists at Penn State.

In 2020-21, McGowens made an immediate impact after his transfer from Pittsburgh. He started all 27 games and averaged 10.7 points, 3.9 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.4 steals per game. He finished fifth in the Big Ten in steals per game and ranked second on the team in points and assists. McGowens, who shot just 32% from 3-point range in his first two seasons, took that number to 37% and had 17 double-digit efforts, including a record 20 points against Indiana. .

McGowens, who started two years in Pittsburgh before coming to Lincoln, finished his college career with 1,167 points, 387 rebounds, 262 assists and 192 steals.

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