Earlier this week, the Nebraska Cornhuskers got some tough news as the program learned that Wisconsin transfer guard Kobe King would be decommitting from the Huskers. King played the last three seasons in Madison and left under some uncomfortable circumstances. Nonetheless, most expected that he would provide a great boost for new head coach Fred Hoiberg.
King is listed at 6-foot-4 and 201 pounds and played extensively for the Badgers before off the court issues led to his exit. During this season, he averaged 10 points and 2.8 rebounds per game and had a 107.3 offensive rating in conference play. If King had those numbers on this year’s Nebraska squad, he would be one of the team’s best players.
It’s also important to provide a little context regarding King’s departure from Madison. Nobody knows the exact reasons behind his decision to leave, but there have been reports that King was the victim of racial remarks from inside the program, which certainly makes one view things differently. It will also likely be a key reason cited by King and his representatives, should he apply for immediately eligibility next season.
Unfortunately, after committing to Nebraska a few months ago, King apparently had a change of heart and will now look elsewhere. It’s a big loss for the Huskers, as King is an experienced Big Ten guard and has played in some huge games. Nebraska desperately needs depth and experience right now and he could have helped there. We’ll now have to wait and see where King might end up in the weeks and months to come.