NU Men’s Basketball signs JUCO All-American

University of Nebraska Basketball Coach Doc Sadler announced Tuesday that junior college All-American Dylan Talley (Camden, N.J.) has signed a National Letter-of-Intent to play basketball for the Husker program.

Sadler said the 6-foot-5 guard, who was rated this week as the No. 11 junior college player nationally in the class of 2011 by, will provide the Huskers with another scoring option as the Huskers begin Big Ten Conference action next season.

“We are pleased to have Dylan join our program,” Nebraska Coach Doc Sadler said. “One of the things we looked for in this signing period is a scorer, and Dylan is someone we think can help us in that area next season. He is a good perimeter shooter who knows how to get to the basket. The other thing we liked about him is that he has also played at the Division I level, so that gives us another experienced player with the guys we have back for next season.”

Talley comes to Nebraska after spending last season at Blinn (Texas) College, where he earned honorable-mention NJCAA All-America honors. He ranked sixth nationally and led Region XIV in scoring at 23.0 points per game on 49 percent shooting while also chipping in 5.9 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.5 steals per game for Coach Tra Arnold. The 6-foot-5 guard was a first-team all region pick as he ranked among the region leaders in free throw shooting (77.6 pct), eighth in 3-point shooting percentage (40.0) and 14th in assists per game. The Buccaneers went 19-13 in 2010-11 and reached the second round of the Region XIV Tournament.  Talley was the highest-rated Big Ten recruit by for the class of 2011.

Talley spent his freshman year at Binghamton University, where he was named the America East Conference Rookie of the Year. He averaged 11.8 points, 3.7 assists and 2.1 assists per game playing for former Temple great Mark Macon. A five-time America East Rookie of the Week, Talley led all conference freshmen by averaging 13.5 points per game in conference action. He finished the year 13th in the league in scoring and 14th in field goal percentage during the conference season. Talley reached double figures in 17 of 26 contests as a freshman, including a season-high 20-point effort at Vermont.

He played high school ball at Life Center Academy in Burlington, N.J., totaling over 2,000 points in his career. As a senior, he averaged 16.2 points, 4.0 assists and 2.0 steals per game, as he shot 46 percent from the field and 39 percent from 3-point range in helping LCA to a 17-9 record. As a junior, he led LCA to a 20-8 mark by averaging 16.6 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.6 assists per contest.

He is the son of Louis Guess and Yvette Talley and the grandson of Conrad Talley. Dylan chose Nebraska over a host of schools, including LSU, Gonzaga, Colorado, Tennessee, USC and Seton Hall.

McCray, Fox to Undergo Surgery this Week
Lincoln — Sadler announced Tuesday that Toney McCray and Mike Fox will undergo surgeries this week. McCray, a rising senior who averaged 8.5 points per game in 2010-11, will have surgery on both of his feet on Friday and will sidelined approximately 8-10 weeks. Fox, a rising junior who appeared in seven games last season, will have arthroscopic surgery on his left knee and will out between four and six weeks.