In a week where Nebraska men’s basketball came to a close in the Big Ten Tournament before the NCAA and conferences ended the season for everyone due to the spread of Coronavirus, the Huskers have picked up a point guard for next season.
Western Illinois grad transfer Kobe Webster announced on Twitter that after meeting with coach Fred Hoiberg and assistant Matt Abdelmassih earlier in the week, he believes “in their vision and the direction of the program”, adding “I could not not pass up on the opportunity to play for a head coach with such experience.”
— KOBE‼️🔊 (@k10webster) March 14, 2020
Webster has averaged 16.4 points and 3.4 assists a game over his three years as a Leatherneck. As a sophomore, he scored 17.0 points a game while shooting 41.3-percent on three-pointers.
Webster joins a class that also includes Wisconsin transfer Kobe King, Western Nebraska Community College guard Teddy Allen, and Chipola College forward Lat Mayen. King is the only one of those four that still needs a waiver for immediate elgibility.
The four transfers will join a trio of players that were sitting out this past season after transferring: Dalano Banton, Derrick Walker, and Shamiel Stenson.
Cam Mack, who missed the final three games with two separate suspensions, declared for the NBA Draft earlier this week but plans to keep his eligibility through the process and could return. Dachon Burke Jr. missed the final two games of the season with a suspension announced earlier in the week that he was going to “focus on my academics and prepare for graduation,” which could mean a possible grad transfer away from Nebraska.
With the Huskers currently one over the scholarship limit for 2020-21, more attrition is expected for a team that will very different for the second year in a row.