Husker Bryce McGowens selected in second round of NBA Draft

Bryce Mcgowens Husker Basketball

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Husker freshman standout Bryce McGowens was selected in the second round of the NBA Draft.

Using their 40th pick, Minnesota selected the Nebraska guard.  Then with a draft-night trade, Minnesota sent McGowens to the Charlotte Hornets.


The South Carolina native declared for the NBA Draft after the conclusion of the Huskers’ 2021-22 season.

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During his first year in Nebraska, he put up 16.8 points per game with 43 assists.

Despite a disappointing season from the Huskers, McGowens stood out in the Big Ten and earned numerous awards.

In his first year alone, McGowens was Third-Team All-Big Ten, the Associated Press’ Big Ten Newcomer of the Year and Big Ten All-Freshman Team.

See also: Bryce McGowens named AP Big Ten newcomer of the year

Along with those merits, McGowens also won eight Big Ten Freshman of the Week awards.

He also set school records for most points by a freshman in a conference game, 29, and season, 522.

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