McPherson is considered a three-star recruit by Rivals. He chose the Huskers over offers from St. John’s, Providence, and Iona, and interest from a host of high-major programs.
McPherson is familiar with Nebraska’s coaching staff, having received a scholarship offer from St. John’s while NU assistant Matt Abdelmassih was with the Red Storm.
“He’s been always in contact since I’ve been at my other schools, and he’s been following me,” McPherson said. “So it was real easy for me. Once he gave me the call, I had no problem going.”
McPherson will bring a New York City edge to Nebraska’s backcourt, and will add depth at a position where the Huskers wanted to find reinforcements.
His commitment leaves NU with one open scholarship for 2021-22, which the Huskers do not plan to fill.
“I’m a scorer, a playmaker, somebody that wants to keep all his teammates involved, see everybody win and succeed,” McPherson said. “I’m a winner. I don’t like losing. I’m big on winning. So if we win, I’m happy. If I’ve got zero points, as long as we win the game, it don’t matter.”
McPherson will join some familiar faces when he arrives in Lincoln in June. He’s friends with Xavier transfer C.J. Wilcher, having been teammates with the New Jersey native in seventh grade, and also knows brothers Trey and Bryce McGowens.