Nebraska’s Thomas Allen transferring to NC State

Nebraska's Thomas Allen drives around Purdue's Ryan Cline during a game this season (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

  Thomas Allen is finally going to play for NC State.

  The former four-star prospect from Garner originally signed with the Wolfpack, but was released from his commitment after Mark Gottfried was fired in March 2017. He eventually landed at Nebraska, where he played two seasons.

  Allen averaged 8.7 points and 2.0 assists while shooting 36.4 percent from 3-point range in 29 games as a sophomore in 2018-19 before suffering a season-ending ankle injury. He entered the NCAA transfer portal on March 27, one day after Tim Miles was dismissed as coach of the Cornhuskers.

  Friday, Allen announced his intention to return to NC State with a post on his Twitter account.

  “After talking with my family, I’ve decided to transfer to NC State to finish out my education and basketball career,” Allen wrote. “(I) want to thank @CoachKeattsNCSU for the opportunity.”

  The 6-foot-1 shooting guard played his high school ball at Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, N.H., the same school that produced former Wolfpack star T.J. Warren.

  He is the sixth transfer to come into NC State’s program during coach Kevin Keatts’ two-plus year tenure, joining C.J. Bryce, Devon Daniels, Blake Harris, Wyatt Walker, Eric Lockett.

  Allen will have to sit out a year under NCAA transfer rules before being eligible to take the court for the Wolfpack.