The Nebraska Cornhuskers picked up a commit on Monday this week from three-star 2021 shooting guard Quaran McPherson. The recruit had a longstanding relationship dating back to his sophomore year with current Husker assistant coach Matt Abdelmassih who was then with St. John’s.
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The 6-foot-4 and 181 pound guard hails originally from Queens, New York, but has spent the last year with Link Year Lions near Branson, Missouri in a gap year program. He averaged around 19 points, seven rebounds, and four assists per game last season.
McPhearson picked the Huskers over offers from Arizona State, Georgia, St. John’s, and Providence. It doesn’t hurt either that McPhearson is also childhood friends with fellow 2021 Husker signee, freshman Xavier transfer C.J. Wilcher. He also knows fellow 2021 signee Trey McGowens and his older brother and current Husker Bryce.
Besides the relationship he built with Abdelmassih, McPhearson also says he was drawn to the pace and style of play the Huskers run under head coach Fred Hoiberg. With his commitment, Rivals moved the Huskers up to No. 19 in their rankings of 2021 classes nationally, ahead of fellow Big Ten foe Purdue (No. 22) in the top-25 nationally, but behind Michigan State (No. 12) and Michigan (No. 1).