A new look Nebraska Men’s basketball team for the 2020-21 season officially began to take shape yesterday during the first day of the spring signing period for Division I hoops. While several players had already made known their plans to join the Husker men’s basketball program next season through social media, the addition of five players was officially announced Wednesday by head coach Fred Hoiberg.
For the second straight season, Nebraska added one of the nation’s top junior college prospects, as Nebraska Men’s Basketball Coach Fred Hoiberg announced the signing of Teddy Allen to a National-Letter-of-Intent. Allen, a 6-foot-5, 200-pound guard from Mesa, Arizona, and a high school standout for Boys Town spent last season at Western Nebraska Community College, where he paced the country in scoring at 31.4 points per game. He will have two years of eligibility at NU beginning this fall.
One of the nation’s top transfers officially signed Wednesday. Trey McGowens started 64 of 66 games at Pittsburgh over the last two seasons, He is rated among the top-10 sit-out transfers by both ESPN and Rivals.com. A former top-100 recruit, McGowens will have two years of eligibility remaining at Nebraska.
Coach Hoiberg added an experienced scoring guard to the Husker roster with the addition of Wisconsin transfer Kobe King. King, a 6-foot-4, 205-pound guard from La Crosse, Wis., spent two-plus years with the Badgers, playing 63 games, including 20 starts. He will have two seasons of eligibility remaining at Nebraska and provides the Huskers with an experienced high-level scorer with big-game experience.
One of the nation’s top graduate transfers has joined Nebraska men’s basketball for the 2020-21 season, as Kobe Webster has signed with the Husker program. Webster, a 6-foot, 170-pound guard from Indianapolis, Ind., spent the last three seasons at Western Illinois University, scoring over 1,400 points and dishing out nearly 300 assists in 85 career starts.
Finally, another junior college standout signed with Nebraska Wednesday. Lat Mayen, a 6-foot-9, 205-pound forward from Adelaide, Australia, who began his collegiate career at TCU, will have two years of eligibility at Nebraska beginning this fall and provides the Huskers with size and versatility in the frontcourt.