Nebraska Basketball: Kojenets Makes it Official By Signing With Program

Husker hoops signs, seals, and delivers yet another piece to their already loaded 2021 recruiting class. The ‘Skers have worked tirelessly to finalize their backcourt, and with the recent addition of guard C.J. Wilcher who transferred in from Xaiver. Wilcher should have ample opportunity to increase his productivity on a squad in need of what he can bring to the table offensively.

Now that the guard positions shored up, The Cornhuskers finalized the commitment of Center on Wednesday. Oleg Kojenets signed his National Letter-of-Intent, a three-star 7-foot, 220-pound forward who played his senior season in Ohio for Western Reserve Academy in Hudson, Ohio.

The Lithuania native has shown his promise most consistently on the FIBA circuit. In 2019 during the 16U European Championships in Italy. The big man proved productive, averaging 6.3 rebounds and 1.7 blocked shots per contest.

Kojenets best game during that run came against Slovenia, where he played his way to a double-double finishing that game with 12 points and 10 boards.

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Kojenets comes from good stock as both his mother and father played collegiately at UNC Wilmington, and both played the center position. It never hurts when your dad is 6’11, and your mom is 6’6.

By signing his letter of intent today, Nebraska now has a raw, developing project that can step in and create issues for opposing guards within the BIG 10 looking to survive in and amongst the trees.