Short move: Ex-Huskers forward announces transfer destination, will stay in Nebraska
Former Nebraska forward Akol Arop won’t be moving too far away from his first stop in Lincoln to continue his college basketball career. He’ll be traveling less than hour to continue his academic and athletic career.
Thursday, Arop announced on Twitter that he’ll be leaving the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and transferring to the University of Nebraska-Omaha. The two campuses are separated by just 54 miles.
“First I would like to thank God, my family, and coaches for their support. Also want to thank all coaches for taking their time to recruit me,” Arop wrote. “I am proud to annouce that I will be continuing my faith, academic and basketball career at the University of Nebraska-Omaha.”
First 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 the University of Nebraska Omaha 🔴⚫️ pic.twitter.com/jGoeGG6nJ0
— Akol Arop (@akol_33) May 6, 2021
Arop didn’t play during the 2020-21 season because of a knee surgery that kept him sidelined. As a freshman in 2019-20, though, the 6-foot-5 forward appeared in 21 games and was on the floor for 5.5 minutes per contest.
In his first year with the Huskers, Arop scored 22 points, grabbed 18 rebounds, blocked 6 shots and recorded 6 steals. At Nebraska-Omaha, he will have three years of eligibility remaining.