Kansas State Transfer Nick Russell is Headed to SMU

By Paul Seaver
Nick Russell/kansas.com
By Paul Seaver (TheArenaPulse)

SMU head coach Matt Doherty has announced the addition of former Kansas State guard Nick Russell.

Russell chose the Mustangs on Tuesday and will join the program this fall after spending the past two seasons at KSU.

The 6-foot-4 guard is a native of Duncanville, Texas, where he ended his high school career as one of the top in-state prospects.

Russell’s decision to leave Kansas State in May was most likely linked to playing time, an issue that should heal itself within Conference-USA.

Russell saw an increase in a wide variety of statistical categories this past season. However, Russell’s playing time bounced up and down as the season rolled along.

The guard finished his sophomore season averaging 4.2 ppg in just over 12 minutes of action.

In the Wildcats’ season opener against James Madison, Russell put up season-high in both minutes and points. A 19-point performance in 31 minutes of action seemed like a great start to the season, but in the end, that turned out to be one, of only three double-digits scoring games for Russell.

Russell was searching for a better fit and SMU should be able to offer that opportunity.

Russell will have two years of eligibility remaining once he can play.

*Photo: Nick Russell *Credit: kansas.com

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