It’s been a long time since Nebraska was nationally relevant in the world of college basketball, but with one ruling, that may change in a hurry.
According to a published report by ESPN, the NCAA has elected to clear incoming freshman Tai Webster to play basketball at Nebraska for the upcoming season. Webster was a high-impact “get” for the Nebraska program, as his star rose in a big way following an impressive showing for the New Zealand national team in the off-season.
Webster, a 6-foot-4 guard, is expected to compete for a starting position right away, and frankly, he’s a mortal lock to be the best player on campus from the day he sets foot in Lincoln. He won’t be the only newcomer to the Cornhusker program, as they’ve brought in the services of two D-1 transfers (one from Florida, one from Texas Tech) in addition to a solid freshman class headlined by Webster.
It’s certainly possible that the long-suffering Nebraska hoops program will need more than just one solid recruiting class to turn around. However, Head coach Tim Miles was quoted as saying that he was “thrilled” with the clearance of Webster, and in all honesty, this is a huge day for Nebraska hoops.