According to Donna Ditota of Syracuse.com, 2019 Nebraska signee Mika Adams-Woods has requested a release from his National Letter of Intent and will re-open his recruitment.
Adams-Woods is a 6-foot-3 combo-guard from Syracuse, New York, who spent the last two years at New Hampton (New Hampshire). He committed to Nebraska on Sept. 22 and signed with the Huskers during the early signing period.
Adams-Woods met with new coach Fred Hoiberg, who replaced Tim Miles at Nebraska, before making his decision. Adams-Woods previously attended Bishop Ludden and is still close with basketball coach Gallagher Driscoll, according to the story.
“Any time there’s a coaching change, the new guy who comes in didn’t recruit him,” Driscoll said. “He just feels like he wants to see if there’s any other options out there. He’s still interested in Nebraska. He liked everything Coach Hoiberg has told him. But if it doesn’t work out, I’m sure there will be other schools that are interested.”
Adams-Woods held 15 other offers when he committed to Nebraska, though most of them were from mid-major schools. Among the schools that previously offered him were Georgia Tech, Nevada and Buffalo.
Adams-Woods averaged 19 points, 6.2 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 1.5 steals this season at New Hampton while shooting 56.8 percent inside the arc and 42.5 percent from 3. He was named a first-team All-NEPSAC Class AAA all-star.
With Adams-Woods reopening his recruitment and with Thomas Allen Jr. transferring, Nebraska currently has four open scholarships for 2019. If Isaiah Roby chooses to remain in the NBA Draft, that would open up another scholarship for next season.
Hoiberg made a trip to Scottsbluff on Wednesday to meet with Jervay Green, a 2019 Nebraska signee from Western Nebraska Community College. Green, one of the best junior college prospects in the country, has yet to publicly announce whether he is reaffirming his commitment or re-opening his recruitment. Hoiberg is set to meet with Nebraska’s final 2019 signee, Omaha Creighton Prep forward Akol Arop, on Thursday.
Adams-Woods made his decommitment official on Thursday evening with a message on Twitter.
Jacob Padilla has been writing for Hail Varsity since 2015. He covers football, volleyball men’s basketball and prep sports. He also co-hosts the Nebraska Preps Postgame and Nebraska Shootaround podcasts for the Hurrdat Media and Hail Varsity podcast networks. 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.