Two Nebraska basketball recruits continued their runs at the National Junior College Athletic Association tournament Thursday night with both of their teams advancing to the tournament’s Final Four.
Ranger College guard Keishei Tominaga — who enrolls at NU this summer — had 25 points in helping his team beat fifth-seeded South Plains 87-83 in overtime. Tominaga, recruited for his shooting skill, hit 5 of 10 3-pointers.
Coffeyville (Kansas) Community College center Blaise Keita had 19 points, six rebounds and two blocks in a 83-80 win over Northern Oklahoma. Keita doesn’t enroll at Nebraska until summer 2022.
If Coffeyville and Ranger win their respective games, they’ll play each other for the juco national title.
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Thorir Thorbjarnarson, the native of Iceland who was recruited by Tim Miles and became a trusted leader under Fred Hoiberg, announced Friday he'll turn pro instead of returning to Nebraska for another season.