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New gig for Nick Russell

Postby PonyPride » Wed Aug 04, 2021 11:28 pm

From iuhoosiers.com:

Indiana Basketball Announces Graduate Managers for 2021-22

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana University men's basketball head coach Mike Woodson has announced the additions of Isaac Green, Nick Russell and Jacob Herrs, who will serve as Graduate Managers beginning this season.

Nick Russell
Nick Russell starts his first year as a graduate manager for the IU program. The former Kansas State and SMU player joins the staff after enjoying a professional career overseas since 2014. A native Texan, he graduated from Grace Preparatory Academy in Arlington and was one of the top point guards in the Class of 2009.

He began his career at Kansas State and also played two seasons at SMU. At SMU, he averaged 11.8 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.7 assists in 69 games for Coach Larry Brown's Mustangs.

As a junior, he averaged 14.0 points, 3.6 rebounds and 4.3 assists. He earned AAC All-Academic honors as a senior and graduated from SMU with a degree in psychology in 2013 before venturing overseas to play professionally.

In Europe, he made stops in Cyprus, Germany, Greece, Romania and Sweden; winning the Cypriot Cup championship in Cyprus earning All-Cyprus honors in 2015. He averaged 12.3 points, 4.4 rebounds, 2.5 rebounds and 1.7 steals per game that season. He also was second team All-Sweden and second in the league in scoring in 2020 after contributing 19 points, 4.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 2.0 steals.

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Re: New gig for Nick Russell

Postby Charleston Pony » Thu Aug 05, 2021 6:04 am

Love seeing former Mustangs getting into coaching. My hope is that one day SMU will have multiple qualified former players to help fill coaching vacancies on the hilltop.
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