Although there was some excitement for Nebraska's program entering last season, things weren't all that kind to the Cornhuskers. The team ultimately finished with just a 16-18 record and missed the postseason for the second straight year and third time under head coach Tim Miles.
Unfortunately, even with these struggles, Nebraska also saw some significant offseason losses. Star forward Shavon Shields and Benny Parker graduated and the team also lost Bakari Evelyn and Jake Hammond and two walk-ons to transfer. There would still be some talented players, but the team's roster took some big hits.
In an effort to address some of these concerns, Nebraska has been active on this year's transfer market and may have gotten a big one on Sunday when Miami (FL) transfer James Palmer committed to the program. He's listed at 6-5 and 202 pounds and will have two years of eligibility remaining after sitting out the upcoming season.
Palmer only played sporadic minutes off the bench for the Hurricanes last season and averaged 11.6 minutes, 3.4 points, 1.1 rebounds, and 0.7 assists per game. However, his efficiency numbers weren't all that bad. He had a 99.3 offensive rating, a 34.6 FTRate, and an 11.5 assist rate. His per 40 minute numbers also put him at 11.8 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per game.
At Nebraska, Palmer will likely find himself at shooting guard or small forward playing alongside Anton Gill as a junior and then likely alongside a player like Jack McVeigh as a senior. He's not a great shooter, but he's a player that can drive the ball and has some decent passing skills. As such, he should be able to get some serious minutes in Lincoln.
The addition of Palmer won't lock anything up for Nebraska, but Miles continues to do great on the transfer market and could be ready to strike gold yet again. If Palmer can come in and make an impact as a redshirt junior, don't be surprised if the Huskers can make some noise in the Big Ten.