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How Good Has Andrew White III Been For The Nebraska Cornhuskers This Season?

The Nebraska Cornhuskers are currently 14-13 and not much has gone right for the team this season except for terrific play from Kansas transfer Andrew White III

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Not many things have gone right for the Nebraska Cornhuskers this season but there has been one constant bright spot. That bright spot is junior Andrew White III, who transferred from the Kansas Jayhawks after his freshmen year. He sat out all of last year due to transfer rules and it did not take much time at all for White to adjust to coach Tim Miles' system.

Overall, White is averaging 17.5 PPG and 6.1 RPG and is shooting 51.3 percent from the field and 43.1 percent from deep. He did not get the opportunity to play much at Kansas, which is an obviously why he transferred to Nebraska. For the Cornhuskers, White has became the go-to scorer for the team this season and the Huskers best shooter by far. White has not been able to lead the Huskers to wins many big games, but he has certainly been really good for the team overall this season and the future is looking bright in Lincoln with White as the go-to scorer.

White is coming off his best game of the season against the Penn State Nittany Lions last Saturday, he dropped 35 points and went 6-10 from distance. He is not getting that much attention from college basketball fans because the Big Ten has plenty of big-time players stealing the spotlight like Denzel Valentine, Jarrod Uthoff, and Melo Trimble. Obviously those players deserve a lot of the national spotlight, but it is time for White to get recognized as one of the better players in the Big Ten as well.

White Makes Nebraska's Future Bright

The Huskers will say goodbye to Shavon Shields after this season, so someone is going to takeover as a leader next year, and that player should be White. He has been terrific on both ends of the floor for the team ever since he took the court in a Huskers' uniform. He can do just about anything on the offensive end, and he can matchup with many different players on the defensive end.

White might even land himself some All-Big Ten honors this season with the way that he has been playing in his first season as a member of the Big Ten. White is fourth in the Big Ten in scoring behind Denzel Valentine, Jarrod Uthoff, and Malcolm Hill and he is ninth in the Big Ten in three-point shooting percentage. White has also been averaging 20.0 PPG over his last five games, which shows that he is really starting to hit his stride on the offensive end.

Overall

People should really start paying attention to how good White has been this season. The Big Ten has been exciting this year and some of the better teams in the Big Ten get a lot of the attention because they have elite players, but just because Nebraska is not very good does not mean the team does not have elite talent. White is an elite wing player that can shoot the basketball extremely well from deep and he can score in a variety of ways.

Watch for White to try and lead the Huskers to victory over the Ohio State Buckeyes Saturday.