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April 6, 2011
Texas juco guard Talley set to visit NU this weekend
Matt Glover.Nebraska is expecting another a second junior college visitor this weekend to go along with along with Sheridan (Wyo.) Community College guard
Blinn (Texas) Community College shooting guard Dylan Talley will also make his way to Lincoln on Friday. Talley, who will have two years of eligibility, led his team with 22.5 ppg on 49% shooting from the floor last season to go along with 6.0 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game.
With two years of juco experience under his belt, the Camden, N.J., native said he feels confident he can come in and contribute immediately at the Division I level next season.
Though he's listed as a shooting guard, the 6-foot-4, 215-pound Talley said he could also play point guard if needed. In fact, he played point guard as a freshman at Binghamton University in New York, where he was named the America East's Rookie of the Year for the 2009-10 season.
"I definitely feel like I can contribute right away and be a big time scorer," Talley said. "But I also think I can play the one and the two, because I can dribble penetrate really well and penetrate the defense and kick out. So I look at myself as a combo guard and not just a two."
Talley already has offers from Nebraska, LSU, Colorado, USC, Tennessee, Gonzaga, Seton Hall and a slew of others. However, he said he really only has interest in Nebraska and LSU.
He said he currently does not have an official visit set up with the Tigers, but has been in contact with the LSU coaching staff about visiting Baton Rouge, La., next weekend.
The spring signing period begins April 13 and runs through May 18.
The good news is that it looks like the loss of assistant coach Tracy Webster won't have any negative impact on Talley's decision regarding Nebraska, as he said he's only been in contact with head coach Doc Sadler and NU director of basketball operations David Anwar.
In fact, he said he didn't even know who Webster was.
Having yet to visit either campus, Talley said he didn't have a favorite between Nebraska and LSU at this point.
"I feel really comfortable with both head coaches," Talley said. "I like them both a lot, but I haven't seen either one of their campuses yet. So I want to see both of their campuses and then make my decision from there.
"As far as playing time, they both want me to come in and come be a major contributor to the team and help the team a whole lot."
While he admitted he wasn't exactly sure what to expect when he makes his way up to Lincoln for his visit this weekend, Talley said he was excited to learn about the program and the campus.
"I like Nebraska," Talley said. "They've been saying they want me to come in and play on the wing and be a scorer right away. I'm looking forward to visiting the campus and see how I like it up there and how everything goes."
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