The Nebraska Cornhuskers experienced notable success on the recruiting trails over the past weekend.
In the matter of 48 hours, a pair of 2019 guards announced their commitments to Tim Miles’ program. The first was 6’2 combo guard Mika Adams-Woods from Syracuse, New York on Saturday. Then, on Sunday, junior college guard Jervay Green proclaimed his intentions to play in Lincoln.
The two guards are the first commits in Nebraska’s 2019 class.
Adams-Woods was rated as a three-star recruit and the sixth best guard from New York on 247sports. The lefty also checks in as the 34th best combo guard nationally in the 2019 class.
Adams-Woods had offers from Georgia Tech, Nevada, Umass, and a plethora of other mid-major programs. The guard also drew interest from Iowa, Indiana, Penn State, and Purdue. However, Nebraska was the only Big Ten program to officially lend an offer to Adams-Woods.
The guard transferred to New Hampton School in New Hampshire as a sophomore before the 2016-’17 season. Adams-Woods has averaged 19.8 points per game at New Hampton.
Green, originally from Denver, dominated at both the high school and junior college levels. As a senior at George Washington High School in Denver, Green averaged 19.7 points per game. The 6’3 guard also accumulated four assists per game, 3.8 rebounds, and 3.2 steals.
Green led George Washington to an extremely successful season in which it won 25 games.
The guard had no problem transitioning during the 2017-’18 season. In his first year with Western Nebraska Community College, Green was an extremely efficient shooter. He converted 51 percent of his field goals and 31 percent of his three point attempts.
Additionally, Green averaged 14.9 points per game, five rebounds, 3.7 assists, and 1.7 steals last season on WNCC.
The Denver native chose Nebraska over Wichita State, Houston, TCU, SF Austin, Wyoming, and Colorado State.
Miles should be extremely satisfied with these 2019 additions considering the Cornhuskers will be without James Palmer Jr and Glynn Watson Jr by the time the 2019 season rolls around. The two were Nebraska’s most productive guards last season. Nebraska’s third most productive guard from last season, Anton Gill, has already graduated as well.
So, the Cornhuskers clearly will need help at the guard position. It’s worth noting that the Cornhuskers are bringing in two guards before the upcoming season. Miles snagged three-star shooting guard Amir Harris as well as Karrington Davis.
Robert Morris transfer Dachon Burke will also be eligible after next season. Burke averaged 17.6 points per game and shot 45.9 percent from the field on Robert Morris.
But, it is not as if Nebraska possesses significant depth at the guard position.
Without Adams-Woods and Green, Nebraska would be pretty thin at guard for the 2019-2020 season. Given the fact that they won’t have a whole lot of options there, both will have the chance to immediately contribute in Lincoln.
It’s very encouraging that Miles was able to fill his needs at the guard position early. Now he can focus on other recruiting needs, such as looking for more depth down low.