Nebraska landed its second verbal commitment in the Class of 2016 Thursday afternoon, as three-star forward Jeriah Horne announced that he will play his college basketball for Tim Miles. Horne was also considering DePaul, Pepperdine and Wichita State, and he joins fellow forward Isaiah Roby in Nebraska’s 2016 recruiting haul to date.
The 6-foot-7 Horne attends The Barstow School in Kansas City, and he played for the KC Run GMC grassroots program on the Under Armour Gauntlet circuit this summer. As a junior Horne helped lead The Barstown School to a Missouri Class 3 state title, averaging 18.9 points per game.
While Horne has been labeled as a power forward, he also has the ability to step out on the perimeter and make plays. He and Roby can combine to help the Huskers account for the eventual loss of current senior Shavon Shields at the end of the 2015-16 season.
Among the forwards on the current Nebraska roster who will be on campus when Horne and Roby arrive next year are freshmen Jack McVeigh, Ed Morrow and Michael Jacobson.
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Nebraska received some star visitors for its opening football weekend as Miami Heat shooting guard Dwyane Wade and wife Gabrielle Union visited campus on Saturday.
You might be wondering why a famous actress and perennial NBA all-star (from Marquette) might be visiting, but Union grew up in Omaha and her family has deep family history cheering for Nebraska football. So Wade and Union went to check out Nebraska’s home football opener against BYU.
Being a hooper, Wade and Union had to check out Nebraska’s basketball practice facility and head coach Tim Miles and the team were enthusiastic to greet them.
The basketball team clearly made an impression on Union.
Miles can use this visit as a positive for recruiting as he can point to how Union is a fan of the program and how she was impressed by everything they have to offer.
One day after deciding that he would announce his college choice on Saturday, four-star shooting guard Eron Gordon has had a change of heart.
Wednesday afternoon the Indianapolis native announced via Twitter that he’s decided to postpone his announcement, stating a desire to take visits before doing so. The 6-foot-3 Gordon is the younger brother of Eric and Evan Gordon, with the former playing one season at Indiana and the latter spending time at Liberty, Arizona State and Indiana.
While Eron has taken a number of unofficial visits, he has yet to take an official visit. Arizona State, Auburn, Butler, Indiana, LSU, Nebraska, Nevada, Notre Dame, Purdue and Xavier are the schools in the running for Gordon’s commitment at this time.