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NU men's hoops notes: Former Husker forward Arop transfers to Omaha; Webster academic all-district

NU men's hoops notes: Former Husker forward Arop transfers to Omaha; Webster academic all-district

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Former Nebraska forward Akol Arop is transferring to Omaha, he announced Thursday.

Akol Arop is headed back to Omaha.

The former Creighton Prep hoops standout, who spent two years at Nebraska, announced Thursday he had committed to play basketball at Omaha beginning with the 2021-22 season.

Arop redshirted in 2020-21 at Nebraska after undergoing a procedure on his knee in the preseason.

That came one season after Arop was never able to find a consistent place in Nebraska’s rotation. He played in 21 of Nebraska’s 31 games in 2019-20 and didn’t see significant minutes until late in that season.

The 6-foot-6, 190-pounder originally committed to former Husker coach Tim Miles in 2018, then reaffirmed that commitment after NU hired Fred Hoiberg in April 2019.

Arop came to Lincoln after averaging 19.4 points on 62% shooting to go with 10.9 rebounds and 2.6 shots per game as a senior for Creighton Prep, a year that saw him named the Nebraska Gatorade player of the year in 2018-19.

Webster academic all-district: Graduate senior guard Kobe Webster was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District VII team Thursday.

Webster is working on his master's degree in educational administration and carries a 3.75 GPA. The Indianapolis native graduated from Western Illinois in three years before transferring to Nebraska.

Webster is now eligible for academic All-America honors, which will be announced later this month. Should he be selected, Webster would be the first Husker hoops player to be named an academic All-American since Shavon Shields in 2015 and 2016.

Webster averaged 8.1 points per game last season while shooting 38% from three-point range.

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A Ravenna native, Chris covers the University of Nebraska men's basketball team and assists with football coverage. He spent nearly 10 years covering sports at the Kearney Hub and nearly four years at the Springfield News-Leader in Springfield, Mo.

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