Official Husker Locker Blog
2010 Mar 26
MBB: Three Leave NU
“I’m disappointed and I told them that,” head coach Doc Sadler said. “They were among the most enjoyable players I’ve coached in my career, but I told them I understand each of their reasons.”
They join guard Adrien Coleman, who transferred in December. It’s rare that players actually explain their reasons for departure in a press release - thanking Sadler in the process - but Gallegos, Hankins-Cole and Holley did.
Gallegos, a freshman guard from West Jordan, Utah, cited homesickness: “I wanted to be closer to my mom and my family. I’m really close with them and want them to see me play and enjoy my college basketball years with me.”
Hankins-Cole, a JUCO transfer who will be a senior forward, said he had a “personal situation to take care of (back home), and it’s a responsibility that I don’t think I can do from here.”
Holley, a sophomore forward from Baltimore, pointed to family and playing time: “The reason I wanted to move on is to find playing time and be closer to my mom. I only have two years left and I want my mom to be able to see me play and enjoy those years with me.”
All three were role players for the Huskers. Gallegos started three games and Holley started one. Hankins-Cole had the best numbers, averaging 4 points and 2.4 rebounds per game.
Nebraska now has three scholarships to fill, on top of the likely signing of Butler (Kan.) County guard Caleb Walker April 14. Sadler was on the recruiting trail this week, and spent last week scouting prospects at a national junior college tournament in Hutchinson, Kan.
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