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Thurman Transferring to Nevada

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From University of Nevada:

RENO, Nev.  – University of Nevada head men’s basketball coach Eric Musselman has signed Tre’Shawn Thurman to a scholarship agreement to play for the Wolf Pack in 2018-19. Thurman transfers to Nevada from Omaha and will sit out next season under NCAA transfer rules and has one year to play for the Wolf Pack.

"We are extremely excited about the addition of Tre'Shawn Thurman to our Wolf Pack program,” Musselman said. “He is the perfect fit for what we are trying to do on both ends of the floor. We love his versatility, ability to rebound the ball, and toughness." 

The 6-7, 230-pound forward from Omaha, Neb. averaged 13.8 points and 7.8 rebounds this past season and was named to the Summit League honorable mention team.  Thurman shot 49.7 percent from the field and 67.3 percent at the free throw line.  He was named Summit League Player of the Week after averaging 17 points, 10.5 rebounds and two steals in two Maverick road wins at Iowa and Cal State Fullerton.

In 22 games he scored double figures with six being contests of 20 or more points.  He recorded nine double-doubles and 11 times grabbed 10 or more rebounds in game.  As a sophomore he ranked in the top 10 in 10 categories in the Summit League.

In five road games at Power 5 schools he scored in double figures four times and posted a double-double at USC with 20 points and 14 rebounds.  At Kansas State he netted 10 points and grabbed six board.  In an upset 98-89 victory at Iowa he scored 17 points and just missed a double-double with his nine rebounds.  At Pittsburg he scored 18 points and came up one rebound short of a double-double with nine.

In his three seasons he started 90 of the 93 games in which he played and posted career averages of 12.5 points and 6.7 rebounds per game.  From the field he shot 50.3 percent and 65.4 percent from the free throw line.  His freshman year he averaged 9.5 points and 5.6 rebounds.  As a sophomore his numbers improved to 13.9 points and 6.7 boards.

He played his prep basketball at Omaha Central High School and help them to three consecutive state titles.  As a senior he garnered all-state and all-metro honors after averaging 16.6 points and 7.9 rebounds per game.

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