Miles Announces Nebraska Basketball Fall Recruit Akol Arop

Miles Announces Nebraska Basketball Fall Recruit Akol Arop
Tim Miles expects to bring the Huskers back to the NCAA tournament this season. (JULIA NAGY/THE WORLD-HERALD)

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.