Rumors surrounding the transfer of Nevada Wolfpack forward Cole Huff have been swirling for weeks, but on Sunday, the rising junior announced that he will be continuing his collegiate career with the Creighton Bluejays.
Proud to announce that I will be spending my last years of college basketball at Creighton University.… http://t.co/3DqzZljbPP
— Cole Huff (@colehoops) May 4, 2014
Creighton has become a big-time landing spot for transfers, as Huff joins Boston University standout Maurice Watson in this year’s class. However, both players will be forced to sit out a full season as a result of NCAA rules, leaving Greg McDermott and company waiting an entire calendar year to deploy his new talent in game situations.
Huff was outstanding as a sophomore with Nevada, averaging more than 12 points and 5 rebounds per game, and many teams (including Iowa and Michigan) were in pursuit of his services. There is a real possibility that Huff can become a big-time player on the national stage while at Creighton, and frankly, it is probably a good thing that he’ll add an extra year in a big-time program to develop.
It was no secret that Cole Huff was headed out of the Nevada program, and his move to “replace” Doug McDermott at Creighton is an important one.