University of Nebraska men’s basketball coach Tim Miles announced a three-member fall recruiting class which includes Akol Arop of Omaha Creighton Prep.
Considered to be the best prospect in the state in this year’s senior class, Arop is listed as a three-star prospect by both Rivals and 247Sports. Last season, Arop led Coach Josh Luedtke’s squad to a 26-1 record and the Class A (largest class) state title. He was a first-team all-state selection from both the Omaha World-Herald and the Lincoln Journal Star, as he averaged 16.0 points, 9.7 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game. He led Class A in field goal percentage (.659) and was second in rebounding for the Junior Jays. As a sophomore, he garnered second-team Class A accolades, averaging 16.0 points per game as Creighton Prep went 21-4 in 2016-17. He also played AAU ball for the Omaha Sports Academy, averaging 12.4 points per game on the 2018 adidas Gauntlet, while shooting 62 percent from the field, including 40 percent from 3-point range.
In women’s basketball news:
The Nebraska women’s basketball team opens a five-game road swing by traveling to Washington State to battle the Cougars on Friday night.
- Tip off between the Huskers (1-1) and Washington State (0-2) is set for 7:30 p.m. (CT) on Friel Court at Beasley Coliseum in Pullman, Wash.
The game will be broadcast on Big Dog 98.9 FM and 1340 AM with the Husker Sports Network coverage beginning at 7:04pm.