Duby Okeke, a 6-8 and 230 pound center from Jonesboro, Georgia, announced via Instagram that he has committed to Nebraska basketball. He made the announcement early Sunday afternoon, which comes after a visit to Lincoln for Nebraska football’s annual spring game on April 15.
Okeke will graduate from Winthrop in May, where he has played since 2013. Winthrop head coach Pat Kelsey announced the redshirt junior’s plans to graduate and transfer at the end of March.
“Duby has worked very hard both on the court and in the classroom,” Kelsey said, via a Winthrop release. “He will graduate and receive his degree in May from Winthrop and has elected to play his last year of eligibility elsewhere. We wish him nothing but the best.”
Okeke played 94 career games at Winthrop, where he averaged 4.1 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.8 blocks despite missing time for various injuries (he missed his freshman season with a leg injury and some time his sophomore season with a broken wrist). He is also the Eagles all-time leading shot blocker at 165.
As for the 2016-17 season, Okeke averaged 3.2 points and 3.9 rebounds.
Okeke will be immediately eligible to play at Nebraska.
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