10 best NBA careers by Nebraska basketball alums

The Nebraska basketball program has not exactly been an NBA factory, but there are some players who have made it to the next level and succeeded.

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When he was with the Nebraska basketball team, Erick Strickland was one of the most electric players on the court. Playing in the Big 8 days of 1992 to 1996, he was someone who could score from anywhere on the court and could also play some very good defense.

In his four seasons with the Huskers, he averaged 12.5 points, 4 rebounds, 3.3 assists and a whopping 2 steals per game. Though undrafted in the 1996 draft he signed with the Dallas Mavericks and ended up playing in 28 games and starting 15 in the 1996-97 season.

Strickland played four seasons for the Mavericks, including being a full time starter in his final season in Dallas where he played in 68 games and started 67. That season he averaged 12.8 points and did his best to try and lift a Mavs team that simply wasn’t all that good.

The ex-Nebraska basketball player ended up being a bit of a journeyman, playing for five teams in his final five seasons in the NBA. In all, the guard averaged around 7 points per game in 501 appearances.