The Nebraska Huskers are not known for their basketball program, but Tim Miles is taking the team and program in the right direction. There was no better signal of that than the last 24 hours for the Husker program.
First, they landed a verbal commitment from 2017 guard Aguek Arop, believed to be the youngest player to commit to the Husker program ever.
2017 Omaha South wing Aguek Arop has officially given a verbal commitment to
Arop averaged 7.0 points and 5.0 rebounds as a sophomore, but we know how quickly players can develop, especially at such a young age.
Next, Nebraska landed Kansas-transfer Andrew White, who will have two years of eligibility remaining, according to the Lincoln Journal Star.
Multiple sources confirmed that White, a 6-foot-6 junior wing with two seasons of eligibility, has chosen Nebraska. He also visited Maryland and Notre Dame.
White was ranked #51 in the 2012 class and the #12 small forward. However, he never found a groove with the Jayhawks and scored just 100 total points in 43 games. Still, White is a 6’6 perimeter player who still could produce, especially for Nebraska, a step down from Kansas. Per NCAA rules, however, White will have to sit out next season before finishing his final two years.
Lastly, this morning, Nebraska guard Tai Webster made his way onto the final 12-man roster for New Zealand in the FIBA World Cup.
#Nebrasketball news: Tai Webster has made the 12-man roster for New Zealand and will participate in FIBA World Cup this month.
Webster played 22.8 minutes a night for the Huskers last season as a freshman, but only scored 3.9 points and 2.0 assists in that time. Still, it’s a great experience both as a person and a player for Webster to play with the best professionals in the world in the FIBA World Cup.
Overall, it’s been a fantastic 24 hours for a Nebraska program that had struggled in the Big Ten in it’s first few seasons. Last year, however, Miles led Nebraska to a fourth place finish in the league, not only it’s best finish since joining the conference, but the first time finishing above .500 in conference.