Lincoln – Nebraska basketball newcomers Teddy Allen and Lat Mayen are featured by national hoops writer Jon Rothstein on his list of 10 junior college newcomers to watch in 2020-21. The list was recently published in College Hoops Today.
Allen comes to Nebraska after leading the nation with 31.4 points per game last season at Western Nebraska Community College. Allen, who also grabbed 7.4 rebounds and dished out 3.7 assists per game, ranked in the top 10 nationally among JC players in field goals (286, first), free throws made (229, third) and attempted (260, third) and free throw percentage (88.1, eighth). As a freshman in 2017-18, Allen averaged 7.0 ppg off the bench for West Virginia as the Mountaineers reached the NCAA Sweet 16.
Mayen joined the Husker program after playing at Chipola (Fla.) College in 2019-20. He earned first-team all-conference honors at the school, averaging 11.8 points and 8.4 rebounds per game. Mayen shot nearly 40 percent from 3-point range and over 80 percent from the foul line. He began his career at TCU before going to junior college.