There's a new Colorado Buffalo.
Former Tulsa forward Jeriah Horne is headed to Boulder as a graduate transfer. Horne figures to slot in as the Buffs' new starting power forward, replacing Tyler Bey. Horne will have one year of eligibility at Colorado.
Horne and Bey are not the same player. In many ways, they couldn't play the power forward position more differently. Despite that, Horne looks to be a solid veteran addition who can help keep the Buffaloes in the top tier of the Pac-12.
Horne grew up in Kansas City, where he was a three-star power forward prospect and ranked 43rd at his position in the 2016 class. He signed with Nebraska, declining offers from Depaul, West Virginia, Missouri and others.
Horne cracked Nebraska's regular rotation in December of his rookie season and posted five double-digit scoring games, despite averaging under five points per contest.
Here's a clip from the first time Horne played 20 minutes of meaningful college basketball:
That's an athletic play and a remarkable finish, but Horne is actually known as more of a shooter than a driver.
Horne transferred to Tulsa after his freshman season. Following a game during his sophomore season, UConn head coach Dan Hurley had this to say about Horne:
“Defensively, we did a horrible job on Horne,” Hurley said, according to a Tulsa World story on Horne. “To allow a guy who’s a one-dimensional, catch-and-shoot player to have that many good looks — it spoke to how we weren’t locked in.”
That was Horne's reputation, and it's easy to see why; Horne shot over 37 percent from deep as a sophomore, though that number fell to 34 percent as a junior this season.
Horne's game has developed since the game against UConn.
Today we're going to be digging into Horne's tape at Tulsa. Specifically, we'll be using clips from a January contest against No. 20 Memphis, in which Tulsa upset the Tigers.