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Wisconsin Transfer Kobe King Won’t Join Nebraska Basketball

June 19, 2020

Nebraska announced on Friday that Wisconsin transfer Kobe King has decommitted from Nebraska.

“Kobe King has informed us that he will not be attending the University of Nebraska for personal reasons,” Coach Fred Hoiberg said in a release. “We respect his decision and wish him the best in his future endeavors.”

The 6-foot-4, 205-pound guard left the Wisconsin program midseason and committed to Nebraska in late February without taking a visit to Lincoln. Nebraska planned to apply for a waiver to make him immediately eligible in 2020-21. King was one of the three players on the roster who had yet to arrive on campus for summer workouts.

King averaged 10.0 points on 45.9% shooting in 19 games this past season for Wisconsin and he bumped that up to a team-high 12.6 points per game in nine Big Ten games. An injury cut short his freshman season after just 10 games and led to a redshirt year, and as a redshirt freshman he averaged 4.2 points in 19.0 minutes per game. He has two seasons of eligibility remaining.

King’s departure leaves Nebraska with an open scholarship and leaves the Huskers a little light in the backcourt. Pittsburgh transfer Trey McGowens would need a waiver to play this season. Nebraska has also added Western Illinois grad transfer Kobe Webster and Western Nebraska Community College transfer Teddy Allen to the program and Dalano Banton, a 6-foot-8 sophomore with point guard skills, is coming off a redshirt year.

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