Lök Wur

Lök Wur is averaging 20.8 points, 8.8 rebounds, 2.2 blocks and 1.5 steals per game this season.

Calling Lök Wur an intriguing prospect is an understatement.

At 6-foot-8, Wur can do a little bit of everything on the basketball court. He’s sound athletically. He has range from distance and can handle the ball when needed. Such a player is unique anywhere, let alone in the suburbs of Omaha.

It had to happen at some point, but now in his senior year at Papillion La-Vista South, his recruitment is heating up.

Thirteen games into his senior season, Wur is averaging 20.8 points, 8.8 rebounds, 2.2 blocks and 1.5 steals, leading the Titans to an 8-5 record. An effective scorer from several spots, Wur is shooting 61 percent (91 of 150) from inside the 3-point arc.

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Wur is versatile with a combination of length and skill that allows him to adapt to any matchup on either end — an attribute that Division I coaches see projecting well to the next level.

Among the list of Division I schools showing interest are Kansas State, UNO, Louisiana-Lafayette, Northern Colorado, Idaho State, New Orleans and Elon.

No doubt that list will grow once academics are straightened out.

“I literally need one more point in some areas (of the ACT), but I know where I need to be academically, and I’m determined to make it happen,” Wur said.

While Division I schools wait, lower-division programs have come onto the scene: Doane, Peru State, Seward County Community College, Western Nebraska CC, Central Arizona CC, Louisiana State-Eunice, Central CC and Colby CC have extended offers.

Wur doesn’t necessarily see himself headed down that route, though.

“While I appreciate these NAIA and junior colleges’ interest in me, I have set my mind to becoming a full-qualifier and playing at the highest level. I know that’s easier said than done, but I have set goals for myself and am motivated by the reward: playing D-1 basketball.”

Until he qualifies academically at the Division I level, many coaches at other levels will continue their wait-and-see approach with Wur as he continues what has been a successful senior campaign with a good supporting cast with the Titans.

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