Duncanville’s Nick Russell transfers to SMU

July, 5, 2011
7/05/11
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Duncanville's Nick Russell, who spent two seasons as a shooting guard at Kansas State, is transferring to SMU.

"We are thrilled to add Nick to our program," SMU coach Matt Doherty said. "He is a big guard that we pursued when he was coming out of high school. His skill and athleticism will fit in very well with our system. Nick is a great addition to an already terrific recruiting class."

Russell averaged 4.2 points and 1.9 rebounds in 12.2 minutes at Kansas State last season. He played in 46 games over two seasons, starting 14 of them. The Wildcats made the NCAA Tournament in each of Russell's two seasons and reached the Elite Eight in 2010.

But the 6-4 guard saw his playing time diminish as a sophomore, going from a starter to a seldom-used backup.

"I feel like it's a better fit for me to go somewhere else so I can try to continue to grow as a basketball player," Russell told The Kansas City Star in May.

Russell was rated as high as the No. 4 prospect in Texas when he finished his career at Arlington's Grace Prep Academy in 2009. He led Grace Prep to three straight TAPPS 5A-4A state title games. As a senior, his team went 31-5 while he averaged 17.8 points, 7.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists.

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