The Nebraska basketball team finally found out what Keisei Tominaga is planning on doing and it’s not particularly good news for Fred Hoiberg.
The announcement by the star Nebraska basketball guard on Monday night can only be seen as bad news for fans who were hoping the team’s dead-eye shooter might come back for one more season. Instead, he’s going to be entering his name into the NBA Draft.
There is a bit of a silver lining however, as it appears Tominaga is going about entering the draft in the way players do that would allow them to return to Nebraska basketball if he decided he didn’t like what he was being told by NBA Scouts. The question is, just what news would he have to hear in order to decide he wanted to go through another year of college? That’s not readily known yet.
The other piece of bad news is that it’s going to be another long wait until Nebraska basketball fans know for sure what Keisei Tominage has planned. Since 2019, the NCAA has allowed players to hire an agent and go through the pre-draft process. Should that process show the player that they aren’t going to get drafted and that teams don’t have a ton of interest, players have until the June 1 to withdraw from the draft and return to school.
Nebraska basketball’s Keisei Tominaga entering the draft
Husker fans have been on the edge of their seats since the end of the Big Ten tournament to find out what the star guard might do. With Sam Griesel and Derrick Walker definitely gone, there has been hope Fred Hoiberg could keep a guy who became the team’s undisputed best player in the second half of the season.
According to On3, Tominaga has already lined up a couple of different workouts with NBA teams. The guard is on pace to graduate this spring so if he does decide to return to the Nebraska basketball team, he’ll have to do so as a graduate student.