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Nebraska basketball lands new recruit

Nebraska basketball lands new recruit
Posted at 1:37 PM, Nov 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-10 14:37:48-05

Tim Miles and his staff have landed their first recruit for the 2017-18 season. Nana Akenten has signed his letter of intent and will play basketball for the Huskers next season. 

The 6-foot-6 guard is considered one of the top prospects out of the state of Illinois. Akenten averaged 14 points, 6.9 rebounds and 1.0 steals-per-game, leading Bolingbrook High School to the Class 4A regional championship. 

“We are thrilled to have a young man like Nana join our program,” Miles said. “He brings so many attributes that will help our team - on and off the court. He is a great kid with a strong support group around him in his mother Margaret and his coaches Quintin Garrison and Rob Brost, who run an excellent program at Bolingbrook High."

Akenten chose Nebraska over a number of other schools, including SMU, UNLV and Colorado State.