Thomas Allen

Nebraska's Thomas Allen averaged 8.7 points per game as a sophomore.

LINCOLN — Sophomore guard Thomas Allen’s name has been entered into the NCAA transfer portal, according to a source inside the Nebraska basketball program.

The 6-foot-1, 184-pound shooter will wait to make a decision on if he’ll leave Nebraska until after a new coach is hired, and after he’s gauged interest from other schools.

Tim Miles was fired from Nebraska on Tuesday after seven seasons. Allen is the first player to enter the portal since the firing.

Allen, a former four-star prospect, was one of Miles’ top recruits in the 2017 class.

Allen averaged 8.7 points per game this season, shooting 43.6 percent from the floor and 36.4 percent from 3-point range. He started in 25 of 29 games this year, averaging about 30 minutes.

Allen suffered a high-ankle sprain at Michigan in late February, sidelining him for the rest of the season.

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Chris Heady covers Husker football and is the Nebraska men's basketball beat writer. He started at The World-Herald in 2017. Follow him on Twitter @heady_chris. Email: chris.heady@owh.com.

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