Huskers snag commitment from transfer guard Dachon Burke
It didn’t take long for Dachon Burke to decide he wanted to be a Husker.
On the second day of his official visit to Lincoln and a little more than a week after Tim Miles visited him at his home, the transfer guard from Robert Morris University committed to Nebraska basketball Thursday afternoon.
Burke must sit out next season according to NCAA transfer rules, and will have two years of eligibility remaining. He chose Nebraska over Pittsburgh and St. John’s, among other schools.
It’s a big pickup for the Huskers, who were able to get a head start on their 2019 recruiting class. Nebraska is set to lose guards Glynn Watson and James Palmer to graduation after the 2018-19 season.
As a sophomore at Robert Morris, the 6-foot-4, 180-pound Burke led the Pennsylvania program in scoring at 17.6 points per game, and was the team’s second-leading rebounder, averaging 5.8 boards per contest. Burke also averaged 2.5 assists and 2.1 steals per game while playing 33 minutes a night.
Burke’s numbers made a sharp jump across the board from his freshman year to his sophomore season. His scoring average rose 10 points per game; his field goal percentage went from 42 percent to 46 percent; he shot nearly 51 percent on two-pointers as a sophomore, while his three-point percentage went from 32 percent to 34 percent. His rebounds, assists and steals also were up.
A New Jersey native, Burke was a second-team all-Northeast Conference pick in 2017-18.
In Burke, the Huskers hope they’ve found the next transfer to Lincoln to turn into a star.
Guards transferring to Lincoln and seeing their careers take off has become a theme under Miles. Terran Petteway, Andrew White and Palmer all transferred in and led the Huskers in scoring in their first years eligible with the program.
Nebraska’s gain is another loss for Robert Morris. According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Bruke’s transfer marks the third straight season the team has lost its leading scorer to another school.
Isaiah Still transferred to Iona last season after averaging 15.7 points a game as a sophomore. Rodney Pryor scored 18 points per game for the Colonials during the 2015-16 season, then left as graduate transfer.
In life you make decisions that sometimes no one understands but you. I came from nothing and never got handed anything in life. With that being said , i would like to thank all the coaches and schools who reached out to me and recruited me, but I’ve decided to commit to The University of Nebraska , Thanks to the Man above , my family , my prep coach , aau coach and the whole Nebraska staff💯 Big Ten Its Litty🤫🤫 Next Chapter In My Life #gobigred (p.s i didn’t get a cut let me live lol). Uncle and mom dukes A post shared by D Burke (@__dburke) on Apr 26, 2018 at 12:15pm PDT