Nebraska Basketball: Huskers Land Western Illinois Grad Transfer Kobe Webster

This should give Nebraska Basketball a boost.

Days after the NCAA suspended all recruiting, Nebraska landed a high-scoring point guard from Western Illinois.

The talented passer-scorer, Kobe Webster, transferred after playing three years for the Leathernecks of Western Illinois. There he averaged 17.1 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 3.6 assists per game in his junior season of eligibility.

Webster announced early Saturday morning via his Twitter:

Coincidentally, both Kobes, King and Webster, have both committed to Nebraska without even taking a visit. Also like King, Wester has played at Pinnacle Bank Arena before, as he played in Lincoln in a 73-49 against the Huskers in November of the 2018-19 season.

Webster mentioned that due to the NCAA regulation, he is not able to visit yet, but plans to visit Lincoln before having to report for summer practices, if the COVID-19 situation clears up.

On the trip that resulted in the Huskers’ season coming to an end in Indianapolis, Webster had a meeting with Coach Hoiberg and Coach Matt Abdelmassih. From this meeting, the two coaches were able to sell Webster on his fit with the program and the opportunity that he’ll have to thrive in Hoiberg’s system.

“I feel that I should jump at an opportunity put in front of me. I had the chance to meet with Coach Hoiberg and Coach Matt last week, and I fully believe in their vision and the direction of the program. I could not pass up on the opportunity to play for a head coach with such experience.”

The addition of Webster adds further depth to an already deep backcourt for the Cornhuskers next season. This also means that Nebraska Basketball will have seven new players that did not see any time in this previous season.

Nebraska is technically over the limit on scholarships for next year but with Cam Mack recently declaring for the NBA draft, many speculate that he may not return to Lincoln regardless of if he is fit for the league or not.

Also, with all of the off-the-court drama that ensued with a variety of players on the basketball team this past year and with the prevalence of transfers in college basketball currently, there is fair speculation that another player might transfer this offseason as well.

Coach Hoiberg has shown that transfers are his path to success and Webster will join six others as transfers who will see the floor in a Nebraska uniform for the first time, with hopes to get to the tournament after a tough transition year.

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