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Report: Nebraska Starting Guard Thomas Allen Looking To Transfer

Nebraska's flag waves in the wind.

LINCOLN, NE - NOVEMBER 24: A flag of the Nebraska Cornhuskers flys before the game against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Memorial Stadium on November 24, 2017 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)

After an up-and-down season that culminated in a NIT Second Round exit, the Nebraska Cornhuskers fired head coach Tim Miles. But Miles isn't the only member of the Huskers set to leave this off-season.

According to basketball insider Jeff Goodman, Nebraska starting guard Thomas Allen is on the way out as well. Per his report, Allen is planning on transferring.

The sophomore guard broke through to the Nebraska starting lineup this past season, averaging 30.2 minutes per game in 25 starts and 29 games played. He averaged 8.7 points per game and had the highest efficiency from the line at 86.2-percent.

Allen missed the team's final seven games, including the Big Ten Tournament and NIT, due to an ankle sprain suffered against Michigan.

The move comes the day after Nebraska announced the firing of Tim Miles, who was terminated after his seventh season at the helm.

It may also be worth noting that Allen was among the first of the Nebraska players to thank Miles after he was fired.

Allen was a four-star prospect coming out of Brewster Academy in 2017, per 247Sports. He was the No. 103 prospect in the country, the No. 21 shooting guard in the country, and the No. 4 prospect from the state of North Carolina.

His recruitment in 2017 proved to be quite a boon for the Huskers, as he was the highest-rated recruit in their Class of 2017.

Nebraska finished the season with a 16-15 regular season record but managed to upset Rutgers and Maryland en route to the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals.

In the NIT, the Huskers beat Butler in the First Round before falling to TCU in the Second Round.