Ex-Flash star heading for A&M

Former Saint Francis basketball player Josh Nebo will transfer to Texas A&M after two successful seasons with the Red Flash.

Nebo, a 6-foot-8 forward, was the Northeast Conference Defensive Player of the Year this past season and helped lead Saint Francis to the conference tournament championship game. He had eight blocks in a first-round win during the tournament.

Nebo holds all major school records for blocked shots despite playing only two seasons with the Red Flash. He averaged 12.0 points, 8.2 rebounds this past season.

Nebo is from Houston, so going to Texas A&M gives him a chance to play much closer to home. He will sit out next season, per NCAA transfer rules, and have two years of eligibility remaining.

“I am really excited to add Josh to our program,” Texas A&M coach Billy Kennedy said in a university statement. “He has made himself into a good player and is a dominant defensive presence whose ability to block shots will help us right away. Sitting out a year and working with our staff against our front court will prepare him to make an impact in the 2018-19 season.”

Nebo is still at Saint Francis finishing out the current academic semester.

— Cory Giger