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Michael Jacobson averaged 6.0 ppg and 6.2 rpg for Nebraska in the 2016-17 season (NTV News)

Michael Jacobson is transferring from the Huskers.

The news of another departure first reported by "The Marty and Miller show" out of Des Moines, and then confirmed by the Lincoln Journal Star.

The university later sent out a release:

“After much deliberation, I have made the decision to transfer,” Jacobson said. “This was a very difficult decision for me, but I feel it is necessary at this time. I want to thank the Nebraska fans for their incredible support. I also want to say thank you to Coach Miles and his staff, my teammates and the Athletics Department. I will always be grateful for the opportunity I was given here at Nebraska.”

“I support Michael in his decision to transfer,” Miles said. “Although I am disappointed, we’ve appreciated his hard work in our program over the last two seasons. Michael and I have had numerous discussions regarding his role and what position he would be playing for us in the future. After a lot of thought, Michael decided to find a new school. I understand and respect his decision.”

“Although we have lost some depth in the frontcourt, we are excited about the players already in our program who give us great options in Jordy Tshimanga, Isaiah Roby, Jack McVeigh and Isaac Copeland,” Miles said. “We have been pleased with our spring workouts and a renewed commitment by our guys to build a culture that leads to success for Husker Basketball.”

This is the fourth departure from the program this off season alone. Ed Morrow, Jr. was the most notable of names to leave Lincoln, joining Nick Fuller and Jeriah Horne who also left prior to Morrow, Jr.

Jacobson is from Waukee, Iowa and rumored to have an interest in Iowa State perhaps.

As a sophomore, he was the fifth leading scorer with 6.0 points per game and 6.2 rebounds, second most on the roster.

Jacobson was one of two Huskers to start all 31 games for Nebrasketball, the other, Tai Webster, graduated from the program.

The school has yet to officially announce Jacobson's decision.

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