Nebrasketball gets BIG commitment

Nebrasketball gets BIG commitment

A sizeable addition to the Nebraska men’s basketball team made his commitment Monday.

Three-star center Oleg Kojenets, originally from Lithuania, stands a lofty 7-foot tall. He played his prep basketball at Western Reserve Academy in Ohio.

At the 2019 U16 FIBA European Championship, he averaged 9.1 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 1.7 blocks a game.

Kojenets’s parents both played college basketball at UNC-Wilmington. His father, also Oleg, was a member of the first Colonial Athletic Association championship team in 2000.

The addition of Kojenets boosts the inside presence for a team that has lacked size in a league built on bigs. Nebraska has two scholarships still open for next season.