Huskers officially sign 3 women and 3 men for basketball
LINCOLN — The Nebraska men and women officially added three players apiece Wednesday.
Akol Arop, Jervay Green and Mika Adams-Woods all signed and sent in letters of intent to join Tim Miles’ team. The trio was the No. 59 ranked recruiting class, according to 247Sports, and No. 9 in the Big Ten. The highest rated is Adams-Woods, a three-star from New Hampton, New Hampshire. He’s followed by Arop, the top-rated player in Nebraska.
Arop signed his letter at Omaha Creighton Prep surrounded by friends and family. Arop led the Class A state champion Junior Jays with 16 points, 9.7 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game last season.
Green, Nebraska’s lone junior college signee from the class, averaged 14.9 points, five rebounds and 3.7 assists per game as a freshman at Western Nebraska Community College last year. He shot 50 percent from the field in 35 games, scoring 23 against No. 18 Holmes Community College and 35 against Central Wyoming. This year, he’s averaging 27.0 points and 4.8 rebounds through five games.
“He’s one of the best junior college players in the country,” Western Nebraska coach Cory Fehringer said when Green committed in September. “He’s got a special set of skills that you don’t see often that you don’t have to coach.”
Adams-Woods is a crafty guard who can shoot. The 6-foot-2, 175-pound guard transferred from Bishop Ludden in Syracuse, New York, to New Hampton School in New Hampshire for the 2016-17 season. At New Hampton, Adams-Woods averaged 19.8 points per game. Adams-Woods visited Nebraska the weekend of Sept. 14, and committed less than a week later.
Australian forward Isabelle Bourne, guard Trinity Brady from Indianapolis and guard Makenzie Helms joined the women’s team.
The 6-2 Bourne led Australia’s under-17 team to a gold medal at last year’s Oceania Championship, averaging 19 points and 9.8 rebounds per game. She chose Nebraska over Marquette, Arizona State and Utah.
The 5-11 Brady averaged 21.0 points, 8.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists as a junior at Lawrence North in Indianapolis. She also had offers from Marquette, Dayton and Illinois.
The 5-8 Helms averaged 17.5 points, 7.2 assists and 4.0 steals last season for East Haven in Connecticut. Syracuse, Wisconsin and Kentucky were among her other offers.