Kobe King no Longer Planning to Join Nebraska Men’s Basketball Team

Wisconsin transfer Kobe King will not move to Lincoln to join the Nebraska basketball team, Fred Hoiberg said in a statement released Friday.

King, who signed his letter of intent this spring, is currently home in Wisconsin. He did not join the team for voluntary workouts this month. A source told The World-Herald last week that was because he was waiting to be cleared academically. Nebraska was confident King would be on campus this summer.

But Hoiberg said King will not join the roster for personal reasons.

“We respect his decision and wish him the best in his future endeavors,” Hoiberg said.

King left Wisconsin in the middle of last season, citing issues with the way coach Greg Gard ran the program. As a sophomore, King averaged 10 points per game with 2.8 rebounds. He was the Badgers’ second-leading scorer before he left the program.