Women's basketball: Former Husker Leigha Brown transfers to Michigan

Former Nebraska women's basketball player Leigha Brown didn't waste any time picking her new school.

Brown, who announced her transfer on Thursday, had by Sunday already decided to transfer within the Big Ten, picking Michigan. That means it's likely that Brown, who will have two years' eligibility remaining, will return to Pinnacle Bank Arena at some point for a league game.

The Wolverines pick up a player who was recently named the Big Ten's Sixth Player of the Year. In the Big Ten tournament, Brown had 22 points and six assists in an 81-75 loss to Michigan.

Brown cited a desire to play closer to home in choosing to transfer from NU. Her hometown of Auburn, Indiana, is a two-hour drive from Ann Arbor, Michigan. Auburn is 10 hours, 29 minutes from Lincoln.

It's not clear whether Brown will have to sit out one season before playing two, as the NCAA has been considering major changes to its waiver system that would allow each student-athlete immediate eligibility at a new school if it was their first transfer.

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