Husker notes: Junior college All-American Jervay Green sticking with commitment to Nebraska

Husker notes: Junior college All-American Jervay Green sticking with commitment to Nebraska
Green is the second player in Nebraska's 2019 class to stick with his commitment after Tim Miles' firing. Mike Sautter/the world-herald

LINCOLN — Western Nebraska Community College guard Jervay Green will stick with his pledge to Nebraska, he announced via Twitter on Sunday afternoon.

Green was on an official visit to Lincoln this weekend. He averaged 23.6 points per game this season, made 54.7% of his field-goal attempts and 39% of 3-pointers. He also averaged 5.7 rebounds and 5.3 assists. He has two years of eligibility and can play immediately.

Green is Hoiberg’s second recruiting win as NU coach.

Omaha Creighton Prep star Akol Arop reaffirmed his decisionafter meeting with Hoiberg last week. The final 2019 commit, Mika Adams-Woods, reopened his recruitment but is still considering the Huskers.

Green, a second-team junior college All-American, committed to Nebraska and Tim Miles in September, then signed with the Huskers two months later.

After Miles was let go, Green said he wasn’t sure if he’d stay with his commitment. Kansas and Oregon were in contact with Green’s coaches after Miles was fired, he told The World-Herald last week.

Hoiberg flew to meet Green the day after being hired and has also flown to Denver to meet with Green’s family. But Green wasn’t yet convinced and took an official visit this weekend.

And then it clicked and Green reaffirmed his commitment Sunday.

He’ll join Robert Morris transfer Dachon Burke in Nebraska’s back court.

Burke averaged 17.6 points, 5.8 rebounds and 2.5 assists as a sophomore in 2017-18, making 45% of his shots.

Green averaged 20 points, five assists, 3.8 rebounds and 3.2 steals as a senior at George Washington High in Denver. He scored a Class 5A-record 64 points in one game. But grades were an issue, and he fell into Western Nebraska’s lap.

There he blossomed, finishing eighth in the NJCAA in scoring this season. Green had 51 points against Iowa Lakes Community College on Dec. 15, then scored 40 against Laramie County Community College the next game. He put up 30 or more six times, including in the season finale when he scored 38.

Green will fit right into Hoiberg’s 3-point heavy system. He made three or more 3-pointers in 11 games this season.

“Jervay is the best, most unselfish basketball player we’ve ever had in this program in years,” Western Nebraska coach Cory Fehringer told the World-Herald in January.

In an evaluation by 247Sports’ Brian Snow, Green is being compared to Marcus Foster, the former Kansas State and Creighton guard who averaged 19.8 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.7 assists as a senior in 2017-18.

Nebraska still has four open scholarships to fill.

Along with Green, Nebraska also hosted three transfers over the weekend — Oklahoma State’s Maurice Calloo and UNLV forwards Joel Ntambwe and Jonathan Tchamwa Tchatchoua.

Nebraska has the nation’s highest spring football game attendance of 2019 so far

Nebraska’s annual Red-White scrimmage has become a must-attend event, especially under coach Scott Frost.

The Huskers’ 2019 spring game attendance of 85,946 was only the second-highest in program history — trailing 2018 — but was good enough for top in the nation so far.

Not all schools have held their spring game or reported attendance figures. Check back later for updated totals.

Nebraska: 85,946

Alabama: 62,219

Ohio State: 61,102

Penn State: 61,000

Clemson: 60,000

Tennessee: 50,967

Oklahoma: 50,228

Auburn: 41,489

Florida: 39,476

Notre Dame: 30,074

Florida State: 27,901

South Carolina: 25, 832

West Virginia: 18,865

Kentucky: 16,665

Arkansas: 10,064

Pittsburgh: 8,797

Utah: 6,313

Arizona State: 4,624

Syracuse: 3,727

Upcoming spring games

April 20: Georgia, Miami, Oklahoma State, Oregon, Oregon State, UCLA, Wake Forest, Washington State

April 26: Georgia Tech

April 27: Colorado, Maryland, Washington