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Nebraska Basketball Adds '17 Commit

The Nebraska Basketball team earned the commitment of 15-year-old Aguek Arop today in a press conference held at Omaha South High School.

“It was a very easy decision,” said Arop in his press conference live streamed by the Omaha World-Herald.

According to the OWH, Arop becomes the youngest player ever to commit to Nebraska to play basketball.

The World-Herald continued stating that Roy Enright of Omaha Burke was the previous youngest committed player, claiming his Big Red allegiance in 2000 to then-head coach Barry Collier.

Enright only appeared in one game as a Husker playing six minutes and recording no stats.

The 6’4″, 180-pounder Arop will likely play as a wing or two-guard for Tim Miles. Obviously at just 15 years of age, he has plenty of room to grow.

He had made unofficial visits to Nebraska and Creighton prior to this commitment, and according to HuskersOnline.com he was receiving interest from Oklahoma and Harvard, among others.

The Omaha South High Packer is the first known member of the 2017 recruiting class and joins power forward Michael Jacobson (Waukee, Iowa class of 2015) and small forward Keanu Pinder (Hutchinson, Kansas class of 2016) as committed future Huskers.

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