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Nebrasketball: JuCo signee Keisei Tominaga Named NJCAA Second-Team All-American

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The Nebraska Cornhuskers got a verbal commit from junior college recruit Keisei Tominaga all the way back in Nov. 2019 and he signed in Nov. 2020. In the meantime, his performance in his final season of junior college sure didn’t go unnoticed as the sophomore guard earned 2020-21 NJCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Second-Team All-American honors.

Tominaga spent the last two seasons at Ranger (Texas) College. The team went 22-4 while making a NJCAA National Tournament semifinals appearance in 2021, and won 50 total games during his two seasons with them. A hot shooter from deep, Tominaga hit 198 three-pointers over his two seasons, good for a 48 percent shooting rate from deep.

A native of Moriyama Nagoya Aichi, Japan, Tominaga was named to Japan’s B National team in August 2020. He played for Japan’s U-18 team at the Asian Championships, averaging 19.3 points per game. His national debut was with the U-16 program at the Asian Championships, where he averaged 17.5 points per game, including a tournament high 3.2 three-pointers per game.

Tominaga’s shooting from deep should be a welcome addition this upcoming season for Nebraska. It also should fit nicely with head coach Fred Hoiberg’s offensive system. Earning All-American honors just adds a nice little extra dose of Kool-Aid on top of it all.

For the full list of JuCo honorees, including Tominaga, can be found here.