The Nebraska Cornhuskers have picked up an early commitment for their 2017 class. The earliest known commitment in program history, for that matter. Omaha South sophomore Aguek Arop has committed to Tim Miles and the University of Nebraska to play basketball. The 6’ 4" 180 guard marks the first commitment for the 2017 class and the first high school commitment to pledge to the Huskers from the state of Nebraska since Jason Dourisseau and Wes Wilkinson joined Barry Collier’s squad in 2002.
Arop had a big summer on the AAU circuit turning the heads of several college coaches, though not many offers at this point. His only other known offer was from Creighton. He visited both schools before deciding to commit to the Huskers in what he called a "very easy decision".
Known as an explosive athlete, though more for his defensive and rebounding prowess at this stage in his development, he is also adept at attacking in transition and getting to the rim, something that has been a staple of the most impactful players under Head Coach Tim Miles.
In other news: the Huskers are still waiting word on whether Kansas transfer Andrew White III will join the team. He has kept his commitment pretty close to the vest, but he is believed to be deciding between Maryland and Nebraska. The talented power forward would have to sit out this season but his game resembles that of Terran Petteway and is seen as a natural replacement for him should he move to the NBA after this season or create a dynamic backcourt if Petteway decides to stay for his senior season. White will have to make his decision soon with classes at Nebraska begin on Monday and on Sept. 2 at Maryland.
We now have video, courtesy of the Lincoln Journal Star.