Hannah Whitish became the second Husker women’s basketball player in the past eight days to sign with a German professional team, when she agreed to terms with the Rhein-Main Baskets of the Bundesliga on Monday, Sept. 7.
Whitish, a two-time All-Big Ten selection, finished No. 19 in Nebraska history with 1,228 points during her four-year career. The 5-9 guard from Barneveld, Wis., also finished No. 6 on NU’s career assist chart (470), and she was the first Husker in history to reach combined career milestones of 1,000 points, 400 assists and 200 three-pointers. She closed her career with 258 threes.
As a sophomore in 2017-18, Whitish earned second-team All-Big Ten honors while leading Nebraska to the NCAA Tournament and the largest turnaround in the country. Whitish averaged 12.6 points, 4.7 assists and 1.3 steals as a sophomore, while knocking down 73 three-pointers on the season. Her sophomore season included back-to-back career-high games with 29 points in wins over Drake (Dec. 9) and Kansas (Dec. 6) in 2017.
Whitish added honorable-mention All-Big Ten accolades as a junior. She made 108 starts in 121 games in her four-year Husker career.
On Aug. 31, former Husker Maddie Simon, who was a teammate of Whitish’s for three seasons at Nebraska, signed with the Avides Hurricanes.