The Nebraska Cornhuskers got their second basketball commit in two days, and Josiah Allick has an interesting story. That and more in today’s news.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers basketball team got its second commit in two days. While Monday’s commitment shored up the Huskers’ backcourt, the commitment of Josiah Allick looks to be shoring up the frontcourt.
Allick came over from New Mexico where he was one of the best forwards in the Mountain West. He looks like he’s someone who can help take the hurt out of the loss of Derrick Walker, even if it’s not clear if the Nebraska basketball team really has his replacement in one player.
There’s also a neat little side-story here in that Allick is originally from Nebraska so this is a bit of a homecoming from the forward who averaged just over 8 points per game last year. He originally graduated from Lincoln North Star and went to UMKC out of high school.
He eventually moved over to New Mexico where he averaged 7.3 rebounds per game to go along with his scoring. He also shot 55 percent from the field. That is undoubtedly Derrick Walker-like.
The other interesting little tidbit from Allick’s commitment is that his sister plays for the Nebraska Cornhuskers volleyball team. Becka Allick is currently a sophomore on John Cook’s squad.
New in house NIL
In another show that the Nebraska Cornhuskers are trying to take advantage of NIL in a big way the university announced on Tuesday that it had a brand new in house NIL director by the name of Jonathan Bateman.
Bateman might have a new position but he’s not new to the university. He’s been with the school since 2011. He most recently served as the Associate Director of Compliance. Now he’ll manage day-to-day NIL operations and be the primary liaison for all NIL and governance operations.
Other Nebraska Cornhuskers news
- Nebraska football might not have a quarterback battle to watch this fall with Casey Thompson departing but another fall sport will have quite the competition. John Cook’s team is going to have a starting setter battle between Kennedi Orr and Bergen Reilly. The battle apparently heated up during spring practice and culminated with both having solid outings in the Wichita State exhibition.
- The Nebraska Cornhuskers football team has decided to replace its turn practice field with natural grass. It will be interesting to see what affect this has with the team this fall