Omaha Creighton Prep wing Akol Arop announced his commitment to Nebraska on Wednesday night, becoming the third member of Tim Miles’ 2019 recruiting class.
First of all I would like to thank God, my family and coaches for their support. Also want to thank all of coaches for taking their to time to recruit me. I am proud to announce that I will be continuing my faith, academic and basketball career at Nebraska Lincoln!⚪️🔴🌽 #GBR pic.twitter.com/I7oX0hbZS5
— Akol Arop (@akol_33) October 4, 2018
The 6-foot-5, 190-pound forward led the Junior Jays to a 26-1 record and the Class A state championship as a junior, averaging 16 points, 9.7 rebounds and 2.1 blocks. As a sophomore, he put up 15 points, 8.6 rebounds and 1.7 blocks per game as the Junior Jays went 21-4. He played his summer ball on the Adidas Gauntlet with the Omaha Sports Academy Crusaders.
Arop is a hyper athlete with a 35.5-inch standing vertical and a 6-foot-8.25 wingspan. He’s a defensive difference-maker who can finish above the rim and he showed off a much-improved perimeter-shot during July.
Coach Tim Miles watched Arop play at the Adidas Gauntlet Finale in New York City and came away impressed enough to offer him a scholarship on July 14. Arop took his official visit to Nebraska over the weekend before announcing his commitment on Wednesday.
— Tim Miles (@CoachMiles) October 4, 2018
Arop chose the Huskers over offers from Omaha, Drake, Tulsa, San Diego, North Carolina Greensboro, Towson and UC-Davis.
Arop joins Western Nebraska Community College guard Jervay Green and New Hampton (New Hampshire) School point guard Mika Adams-Woods in Nebraska’s 2019 Class. The Huskers currently have one scholarship remaining for 2019.
Jacob is in his third year with Hail Varsity covering Husker athletics. He has also written extensively for SB Nation’s Bright Side of the Sun and The Creightonian. His love of basketball can best be described as an obsession and if you need to find him, he’s probably in a gym somewhere watching, coaching or playing hoops.