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JUCO Forward Dedoch Chan Commits To Nebraska Cornhuskers

The transfer should bring help to Nebraska’s frontcourt

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The Nebraska Cornhuskers added frontcourt depth on Thursday when JUCO forward Dedoch Chan committed to the Cornhuskers.

Chan, 6-foot-8, 210-pounds, comes from Mississippi Gulf Coast College where he averaged 16.8 points per game and 8.3 rebounds. As the team’s leading scorer and rebounder, Chan led the team to a 16-9 mark on the season and earned himself first-team NJCAA All-Region honors. His highlight game came in February when he dropped 33 and 17 on Meridian CC. He will be a sophomore and is immediately eligible this season. He chose Nebraska over offers from UAB, Pacific, Cal State Fullerton and Jacksonville State.

“I’m very happy to add a player as productive as Dedoch has been at his junior college,” Nebraska Coach Tim Miles said in an athletic department press release. “The Huskers needed another player with size in the rotation, and Dedoch fits the bill. He’s a great young man, and we are proud to have in our program. I can’t wait to get started to work with him.”

As Coach Tim Miles alludes to in this statement, Chan helps fill a frontcourt need for the Cornhuskers this season after the transfer of Jordy Tshimanga. Without Chan, Nebraska was looking at a roster with only Isaiah Roby, Tanner Borchardt, Isaac Copeland, and potential redshirt candidate Brady Heiman and as the only players over 6-foot-7.

While Chan is comfortable handling the ball and playing inside and out, it was important for the Cornhuskers to add to their frontline for depth purposes. For a team that is on the cusp of a tournament bid, Chan could develop into an important complementary piece this season.