Over the last few weeks, one of the most intriguing storylines across the Big Ten has been Andrew White’s transfer from Nebraska and his potential destination. He’s been considering Michigan State and Syracuse among others and would have a tremendous impact at any destination.
However, after a report from CBS on Saturday evening, it looks like White will officially be moving on from the Big Ten after removing Michigan State from consideration according to Jon Rothstein.
Michigan State is no longer a potential destination for Nebraska grad transfer Andrew White, sources told @CBSSports.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) July 31, 2016
To start, this is obviously tough news for Michigan State. Undoubtedly, the Spartans remain a talented team heading into next season, but adding a proven contributor on the wing that can shoot the ball would have been huge. Instead, Michigan State will have to hope that younger players like Miles Bridges and Josh Langford can produce next year.
However, even though this is tough news for Michigan State, it should come as welcome news for Cornhusker fans. Regardless of whether fans are rooting for or against White going forward, Nebraska is playing Michigan State twice this season and having to face White twice would have been a tough break.
All told, it’s not surprising that White has chosen to move on from Michigan State, but it will bring mixed reactions from Big Ten fans. It’ll be interesting to see where White ultimately lands, but at this point, it looks like White has concluded his Big Ten days.