Omaha Creighton Prep all-stater Akol Arop ended his basketball recruitment before his season started last week, giving his verbal commitment to Nebraska basketball coach Tim Miles.
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
“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.,” Arop said on Twitter.
Arop marks the third in-state prep standout to commit to Nebraska, and second this fall. The Huskers signed Platteview center Brady Heiman from the class of 2018. Arop is the top Nebraska hoopster in the 2019 class, while the Huskers also have a commitment from 2020 Lincoln North Star guard Donovan Williams.
Arop, who averaged 16.0 points and 9.7 rebounds for the state champion Jays last season, caught up with Mike Sautter of the Omaha World-Herald to talk about his recruitment and commitment to Nebraska. He took visits to Creighton, Tulsa and Drake and had five other offers.