BREAKING: Jeriah Horne Is Heading to Colorado
Jeriah Horne intends to use his last season of collegiate eligibility by playing for Colorado.
Horne decided to transfer from Tulsa after two seasons of averaging over 10 points per game. He started his career at Nebraska and transferred after his freshman season.
As a graduate transfer, Horne will be immediately eligible to play next season.
Horne was a top-150 recruit on Rivals coming out of The Barstow School in Kansas City, Mo.
He averaged 5.2 rebounds per game in 2019–20 and wants to be a significant contributor on both ends of the floor.
"In my next opportunity, I want to further develop as a player," Horne said. "Playing in a combo forward role, I am looking to be an integral piece on both offense and defense. On offense, this includes abilities such as scoring at all three levels, ball-handling and playmaking. Contributing on defense means an opportunity to defend multiple positions and rebound."
Horne wanted to find a school that would compete in the NCAA tournament and further develop him for the next level. He found that in Colorado.
"I was fortunate to have several good teams express interest, but it makes the decision tougher. To be honest, I wanted to play with many of those guys but I only get to choose one," Horne said.
"I looked closely at the fit, I reviewed film, I listened to coaches as they presented their teams. And I tried to keep it real about what I need, what I have to offer and which team maximized my goal of identifying a win-win situation."
He will be able to slot into Tyler Bey's role nicely as a combo forward. He has the ability to play at the three or four spot.
"When I sat down with my family, we did a pros and cons evaluation," Horne said. "Colorado came out on top. So I am trusting our process and stepping out on faith."
With Bey expected to stay in the NBA draft and McKinley Wright expected to return, the Buffs still have one open scholarship remaining barring any other attrition.
Horne also had some great things to say about Wright.
"I played against McKinley in AAU which created a bit of a relationship," Horne said. I have always recognized him among the best point guards in the game and it will be a privilege to play with him."
Horne was also considering Arkansas, Colorado, Dayton, Georgetown, Georgia, Mississippi State, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Virginia Tech and Xavier.
This story has been updated to provide quotes.