The Dedoch Chan era at Nebraska was a short one.
The school announced Tuesday that the transfer forward is no longer a member of the Husker men’s basketball team, and will transfer at the end of the fall semester.
Chan left the program less than three months after joining the Huskers. He announced Aug. 9 he was transferring to Lincoln from Mississippi Gulf Coast College.
A 6-foot-8, 210-pound sophomore with three years of eligibility remaining, Chan was likely on the outside looking in when it came to playing time this season. He didn’t play in Nebraska’s closed scrimmage at Iowa State, and appeared to be a bit of an insurance policy for the Huskers after the late-July transfer of center Jordy Tshimanga.
Nebraska was the first high-major program to offer Chan a scholarship after he averaged 16.8 points and 8.3 rebounds per game as a freshman at Mississippi Gulf Coast while earning first-team NJCAA All-Region 23 honors. He had eight double-doubles his freshman season.
But the jump to high-major basketball was going to be a big one for the native of Rochester, Minnesota. Senior Tanner Borchardt and true freshman Brady Heiman were both ahead of him in Nebraska’s frontcourt plans.
Chan’s departure opens up a scholarship in the recruiting classes for 2019 and, more importantly, 2020. Before Chan’s departure, NU had one open scholarship remaining for 2019 and none in 2020. The Huskers hosted 2020 big man John Hugley of Cleveland on an official visit last weekend.