LINCOLN — Nebraska basketball got encouraging news Thursday on incoming recruit Tai Webster, but far from final news.
The 6-foot-3 point guard from New Zealand improved a standardized test score enough to get on track to enroll at NU for the second session of summer school starting July 15, Husker coach Tim Miles said.
“But he's still not certified through the NCAA office, which sometimes for international students takes longer than you want it to,” Miles said. “We're in the process of getting him here for the July session.”
A tweet Thursday morning from Webster's brother about Webster passing the SAT set off a burst of inaccurate and unsupported speculation about him being immediately eligible and already on his way to Lincoln.
Even if Webster enrolls for the second summer session and completes a class, he would need NCAA certification to compete this season. Denial of such certification could lead to a delayed full-time enrollment or time at a prep school.
Miles, when asked how good of news Webster's progress was, answered: “There's no question he improved his test score, which is great news. That's all I'm going to say.”
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