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Nebraska Basketball Lands Commitment from Guard Elijah Wood

June 19, 2020

A scholarship opened up for Nebraska late on Friday morning when Fred Hoiberg announced that Wisconsin transfer Kobe King would no longer be joining the program, and by late in the afternoon the coaching staff had already filled the vacancy as Elijah Wood announced his commitment to Nebraska on Twitter.

Wood is a 6-foot-6, 180-pound point guard from Potomac, Maryland, who originally signed with Rhode Island before decommitting and receiving a release from is letter of intent in April. He planned to reclassify to 2021 and do a post-grad year at Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Virginia, but then the scholarship opened up at Nebraska.

“Elijah is a versatile guard who can play several spots in our system,” Nebraska Coach Fred Hoiberg said in a release announcing Wood’s signing. “He has the offensive skillset to create his own shot and the athletic ability to finish at the rim. He also will help us defensively, as he possesses the length and size to guard multiple positions.”

Wood spent his senior season at Berkmar High School in Lilburn, Georgia. He played his sophomore and junior seasons at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School in Bethesda, Maryland, averaging at least 11 points, four rebounds and four assists both years.

Wood received offers from nearly 30 schools including programs in Big Ten, Big East, Big 12, SEC and ACC. Nebraska needed depth in the backcourt and Wood provides that with the size to defend multiple positions and the skill set to play on or off the ball.

Wood’s commitment brings Nebraska back up to 13 scholarships for 2020-21 including just two seniors in grad transfer Kobe Webster and Thorir Thorbjarnarson. He’s the second member of Nebraska’s 2020 recruiting class to come from the high school ranks, joining big man Eduardo Andre. The Huskers have also added a trio of transfers in Webster (Western Illinois), Trey McGowens (Pittsburgh) and Trevor Lakes (Division II Indianapolis) as well as two junior college transfers in Teddy Allen (Western Nebraska Community College) and Lat Mayen (Chipola Community College).

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