A pair of matchups against Elite Eight qualifiers, a neutral-site matchup with Oregon State and a three-game Cornhusker Classic in Lincoln highlight the 2023-24 Nebraska men’s basketball non-conference schedule released Wednesday.

The 11-game non-conference slate features a trip to Manhattan, Kan., for a matchup with Kansas State on Dec. 17.  The Wildcats went 26-10 and reached the Elite Eight before losing to Florida Atlantic. It is the third game of a three-year series with the Wildcats, and the Huskers’ first trip to Manhattan since 2011.

Nebraska’s only other trip in non-conference play is on Saturday, Nov. 18, when the Huskers travel to Sioux Falls, S.D., to face Oregon State. It is NU’s second trip to the Sanford Pentagon, as Nebraska defeated Oklahoma State in the 2018-19 season. The Beavers had one of the nation’s youngest teams in 2022-23, as more than 50 percent of the team’s scoring came from freshmen. This will be the first meeting between the two teams since 2009.

The nine-game home schedule features the annual matchup with Creighton on Sunday, Dec. 3. The Bluejays, who return three starters, went 24-13 and reached the Elite Eight before losing to San Diego State in the final second of regulation. The Huskers won last year’s meeting in Omaha, 63-53, picking up their first win over Creighton in Omaha since 2004.

Nebraska’s nine home non-conference games is the most since also having nine in 2021-22. The Huskers have been in the top five in the Big Ten in non-conference schedule in two of the past three years, including last year where NU’s non-conference SOS was third among Big Ten programs.

Nebraska will open its season with four straight home games, beginning with the season opener against Lindenwood (Nov. 6). NU will also host Florida A&M (Nov. 9) before taking on Rider (Nov. 13) and Stony Brook (Nov. 15) in the first two games of the multi-team event. The third game of the Cornhusker Classic is a Nov. 22 matchup with a Duquesne team that won 20 games, finished sixth in the A-10 and played in the CBI last season. The Dukes return three of their top four scorers from last year, including All-A-10 guard Dae Dae Grant (15.5 ppg, 4.6 rpg and 2.5 apg) and A-10 Defensive Team member Jimmy Clark III (12.2 ppg, 2.3 spg).

The Duquesne game is the first of four straight games against teams that won at least 20 games last year.  The Huskers will take on Cal State Fullerton on Nov. 26, as the Titans won 20 games before losing in the Big West title game.  

NU will close the first part of non-conference play with Creighton before playing its first two Big Ten games. The Huskers will resume non-conference play at Kansa State (Dec. 17) before playing host to North Dakota (Dec. 20) and South Carolina State (Dec. 29).

Start times and broadcast information for the Huskers’ non-conference games will be set later this summer.

Nebraska will also have one home exhibition game, as the Huskers will host Doane on Sunday, Oct. 29. Fans interested in purchasing 2023-24 season tickets can join the season ticket request list at Huskers.com/Tickets. Last year, NU had just five home games in non-conference play, including the Battle in the Vault event. 

Nebraska returns five of its top eight scorers, including a trio of starters, from a team that went 16-16 and closed the regular season by winning six of its final eight Big Ten games. Senior All-Big Ten performer Keisei Tominaga headlines NU’s returnees as the averaged 13.1 points per game while shooting 50.3 percent from the field and 40 percent from 3-point range. In addition to Tominaga, the Huskers have three other players who made at least 12 starts in 2022-23, forward Juwan Gary (9.5 ppg, 6.5 rpg) and guards C.J. Wilcher (8.0 ppg) and Jamarques Lawrence (5.0 ppg).  

The Huskers welcome in a five-member class which includes transfers Josiah Allick (New Mexico), Rienk Mast (Bradley), Ahron Ulis (Iowa), Brice Williams (Charlotte) and freshman Eli Rice. The transfer class has been ranked one of the nation’s top groups by On3 and 247Sports.

2023-24 Nebraska Non-Conference Schedule





Sun., Oct. 29

Doane (Exhibition)

Pinnacle Bank Arena


Mon., Nov. 6


Pinnacle Bank Arena


Thurs., Nov. 9

Florida A&M

Pinnacle Bank Arena


Mon., Nov. 13

Rider (Cornhusker Classic)

Pinnacle Bank Arena


Wed., Nov. 15

Stony Brook (Cornhusker Classic)

Pinnacle Bank Arena


Sat., Nov. 18

vs. Oregon State

Sioux Falls, S.D.


Wed. Nov. 22

Duquesne (Cornhusker Classic)

Pinnacle Bank Arena


Sun, Nov. 26

Cal State Fullerton

Pinnacle Bank Arena


Sun., Dec. 3


Pinnacle Bank Arena


Sun., Dec. 17

at Kansas State

Manhattan, Kan.


Wed., Dec. 20

North Dakota

Pinnacle Bank Arena


Fri., Dec. 29

South Carolina State

Pinnacle Bank Arena



Six Nebraska standouts, a state college representative, and two pioneers from the early 20th century comprise the 2023 class of the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame announced Tuesday. 

The 2023 inductees were chosen by the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame, which is sponsored by the Nebraska Chapter of the National Football Foundation and the College Football Hall of Fame. The 2023 Hall of Fame class will be officially inducted at a Sept. 22 banquet in Lincoln and recognized the following day at the Huskers’ home game against Louisiana Tech.  

The six former Huskers were selected to the 2023 class by balloting of the Hall of Fame membership, include defensive tackle David Clark (1980s category), linebacker Troy Dumas (1990s category), punter Sam Koch (2000-06 category), defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch (2000-06 category), quarterback Taylor Martinez (2007-13 category) and offensive guard Spencer Long (2007-13 category).

The Nebraska Football Hall of Fame Board also selected a pair of former Huskers from the Legends category including head coach W.C. “King” Cole and quarterback Leon G. Warner.

The 2023 class of inductees also includes a state college representative in Dan Klepper, an All-America offensive guard for Nebraska-Omaha in the 1960s.  

In addition, the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame will present the Clarence E. Swanson Meritorious Service Award to Lauritzen Family of Omaha, and the Lyell Bremser Special Merit Award to Jim and Sharri Baldanado of Elwood, Neb.

Prior to 2015, players must have been either an All-American or first-team all-conference selection to make the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame ballot. Beginning in 2015, Huskers who earned second-team all-conference honors dating back to the expansion of the Big Eight to the Big 12 (1996) and now the 14-team Big Ten, are eligible. Players are not eligible for the ballot until after a 10-year waiting period from the end of their collegiate careers. Major national award winners earn automatic induction, while active NFL players are not on the ballot.  

2023 Nebraska Football Hall of Fame Inductees

David Clark, Defensive Tackle, 1978-80—A three-time letterwinner, Clark had a standout senior season in 1980. The Odessa, Texas, native had 40 tackles including nine for loss as a senior, and also recovered two fumbles. Clark was a first-team All-Big Eight selection as a senior and earned honorable-mention All-America honors.

Troy Dumas, Linebacker, 1991-94—Dumas was a four-year letterwinner for Coach Tom Osborne, highlighted by an outstanding senior season in 1994. Dumas played his first three seasons in the secondary, before moving to Sam linebacker as a senior when he had 69 tackles, four tackles for loss and seven quarterback hurries. Dumas helped Nebraska rank in the top 10 nationally in all four major defensive statistical categories and he earned first-team All-Big Eight honors for his play.

Sam Koch, Punter, 2003-05—The school record holder for season punting average, Koch was part of a long line of kicking standouts for the Huskers. The Seward native averaged 46.51 yards per punt in 2005 to earn first-team All-Big 12 honors and he was named a semifinalist for the Ray Guy Award. Koch averaged better than 44 yards per punt in his career to rank second in Nebraska history. He went on to a 16-year NFL career with the Baltimore Ravens. 

Kyle Vanden Bosch, Defensive End, 1997-2000—Vanden Bosch played in 50 games in his Nebraska career and totaled more than 140 tackles, including 34 tackles for loss and 13 sacks. In his senior season, Vanden Bosch had 17 tackles for loss and 26 quarterback hurries. Vanden Bosch was a two-time second-team All-Big 12 selection and was a three-time Pro Bowl selection during a 12-year NFL career. Off the field, Vanden Bosch was the recipient of the National Football Foundation’s Draddy Trophy, commonly referred to as the academic Heisman.

Taylor Martinez, Quarterback, 2010-13—A record-setting quarterback, Martinez led Nebraska to more than 30 wins as a starting quarterback during his Husker career. Martinez was a first-team All-Big Ten pick as a junior in 2012, when he set a Nebraska season record with 3,890 yards of total offense and accounted for 33 touchdowns. A two-time team captain, Martinez was a freshman All-American and Big 12 Offensive Newcomer of the Year in 2010. Martinez finished his career with more than 10,000 yards of total offense.

Spencer Long, Offensive Guard, 2011-13—A three-year starter on the Husker offensive line, Long earned second-team All-America honors as a junior in 2012. With Long manning an offensive guard position, the Huskers ranked among the nation’s top rushing offenses in each of his three seasons as a starter. A team captain as a senior, Long also distinguished himself in the classroom, earning first-team Academic All-America honors as a senior.

State College Inductees
Dan Klepper, Nebraska-Omaha, Offensive Guard, 1965-68—A four-year letterwinner at Nebraska-Omaha, Klepper was a two-time All-Conference selection for the Mavericks. As a junior he earned NAIA honorable-mention All-America honors and in 1968 he was named to the Associated Press Little-American team. Klepper was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs.

Legends Category
Coach W.C. “King” Cole, 1907-10
—Cole led Nebraska to a 25-8-3 record in four seasons from 1907 to 1910. Cole guided the Huskers to their first two conference championships, winning the Missouri Valley Conference in 1907 and 1910.

Leon G. Warner, Quarterback, 1910-11—Warner guided Nebraska to the 1910 Missouri Valley Conference title as a quarterback. He was recognized as the top quarterback in the Missouri Valley and is often referred to as the school’s first dual-threat quarterback.


The University of Nebraska Athletic Hall of Fame Plaza honors all 24 Husker Athletic programs and the elite student-athletes and coaches who have continued the tradition of excellence at Nebraska. The Plaza was completed in the fall of 2015. It stretches from the columns above the Ed Weir Outdoor Track and Field Stadium and continues to the historic Nebraska Coliseum. It is accessible to the public at all times. The first Hall of Fame class, consisting of 22 former student-athletes representing all sports, was inducted on Sept. 4th, 2015 at a private ceremony, then honored at the football game the following day. Each program is honored on the columns, and Hall of Fame classes are represented on granite plaques on the fence.

The University of Nebraska has an outstanding history and tradition of excellence in athletics, and our tremendously talented coaches and student-athletes have played a pivotal role in forging this reputation. Therefore, it is with great enthusiasm and respect that we have created the University of Nebraska Athletic Hall of Fame and now proudly honor an elite group of University of Nebraska student-athletes and coaches.


Nebraska fans will have the opportunity to see the Husker softball team play nine times at Bowlin Stadium in September and October as part of the fall exhibition season. The Huskers will host three intrasquad scrimmages on consecutive Thursdays in September before playing a total of six games against Omaha, Creighton, Colorado State and South Dakota in October. 

All fall games are open to the public – including the intrasquad scrimmages – with free admission. Fans do not need a ticket to attend the games, which will feature general admission seating. Nebraska returns 16 players from last year’s squad, which played in an NCAA Regional Final and notched a top-20 national finish. The Huskers bring back seven players who started at least 53 games last season.

Shortstop Billie Andrews highlights the seven returning starters, as she was a third-team All-American last season after batting .354 with 13 doubles and 16 homers. Returning outfielders Brooke Andrews and Abbie Squier have both earned all-region and all-conference accolades in their careers. Andrews was a first-team All-Big Ten and second-team all-region selection in 2023 after batting .311 with nine doubles, 11 home runs and 45 RBIs. Squier, who has hit .321 with 17 doubles and 13 home runs the past two seasons, was a first-team All-Big Ten and second-team all-region honoree in 2022.

Sydney Gray, a 2022 all-region selection, has started 110 games at third base the past two seasons, producing 98 hits, 15 doubles, 15 home runs and 66 RBIs during that span. At second base, Katelyn Caneda is back for her sophomore season after she led Nebraska with a .366 batting average as a freshman in 2023 en route to first-team All-Big Ten accolades as well as a spot on the Big Ten All-Defensive team. 

Rounding out the returning starters are catcher Ava Bredwell and outfielder Caitlynn Neal. The 2022 Big Ten Freshman of the Year, Bredwell boasts a .291 career average and has started 88 games behind the plate the past two seasons. Neal started all 58 games in the outfield in 2023, when she hit .302 and tied for the team lead with 13 doubles while slugging five home runs and driving in 25 runs.

Talia Tokheim (12 starts), Alina Felix (10 starts), Abbey Newlun (7 starts), Dakota Carter (4 starts), Mckinley Malecha (3 starts), Ashley Smetter (1 start) and Haidyn Warner (1 start) also gained starting experience as underclassmen last season. Tokheim hit .359 with 10 extra-base hits in only 39 at bats before her freshman season was cut short due to an injury. Also returning from injury is pitcher Kaylin Kinney, who was limited to eight games last season, during which time she was 1-1 with a 0.84 ERA in 25.0 innings. Joining Kinney as a returning pitcher is Sarah Harness, a two-time all-conference selection at Southern Illinois who 10 games in her first season at Nebraska in 2023 and had the lowest opponent batting average (.230) of any Husker pitcher.

The fall season also gives Husker fans their first glimpse at Nebraska’s eight newcomers. The group of newcomers includes transfers Bella Bacon (infielder), Jordy Bahl (pitcher) and Peyton Cody (catcher) along with five freshmen: pitchers Emmerson Cope, Elisa Gulfin and Caitlin Olensky, infielder Samantha Bland and infielder/outfielder Malia Thoms.

Bahl was a two-time first-team All-American and two-time Big 12 Pitcher of the Year at Oklahoma, helping the Sooners to back-to-back national titles in 2022 and 2023 by posting a 44-2 record with a 0.99 ERA. Cody was an all-conference performer at St. John’s who boasts a .316 career average with 29 doubles, 20 home runs and 100 RBIs in 149 games. Bacon started six games as a freshman at Purdue in 2023, batting .250 with five RBIs.

Fall Schedule (Free & Open to the Public)
Intrasquad Scrimmages (Bowlin Stadium)
Sept. 14    5:30 p.m.
Sept. 21    5:30 p.m.
Sept. 28    5:30 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 1 (Bowlin Stadium)
York vs. Bellevue (10 a.m.)
Nebraska vs. Omaha (12:30 p.m.)
Midland vs. UNK (3 p.m.)

Saturday, Oct. 7 (Kansas City, Mo.)
2 Games vs. TBA Opponents at Kansas City Urban Youth Academy

Sunday, Oct. 8 (Bowlin Stadium)
Nebraska vs. Creighton (2 p.m.)

Saturday, Oct. 14 (Bowlin Stadium)
Nebraska vs. Colorado State (10 a.m.)
Nebraska vs. South Dakota (12:30 p.m.)
Colorado State vs. South Dakota (3 p.m.)

Sunday, Oct. 15 (Bowlin Stadium)
Nebraska vs. Colorado State (10 a.m.)
Nebraska vs. Colorado State (12:30 p.m.)    


A proven leader and winner, German Dalmagro (pronounced Her-mahn Dal-mahg-ro) has been hired to guide the Nebraska women’s tennis program. Nebraska Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Trev Alberts officially announced the hiring on Wednesday, with Dalmagro becoming the 10th head coach in the history of the Husker program.

“We are excited to welcome German and his family back to Nebraska and look forward to him leading our women’s tennis program,” Alberts said. “German has a strong record of recruiting and developing outstanding players, and he has extensive experience in the Big Ten Conference including his previous success at Nebraska. He was also an excellent collegiate singles and doubles player, allowing him to relate well to the players in his program.”

Dalmagro comes to Nebraska after spending the 2023 season as the head coach of the Arkansas State women’s program, adding head coaching experience to a strong resume of success throughout his career. He returns to Lincoln after serving as the Huskers’ associate head coach for five seasons from 2014 to 2018, when he helped Nebraska improve its win total every season.

“I would like to thank Keith (Zimmer), Trev and the search committee for their efforts in the hiring process and for trusting me to be the next Head Coach at Nebraska,” Dalmagro said. “I would also like to thank Jeff Purinton, Amy Holt and the whole Arkansas State department for their support and trust during my time there. It’s a great school with great people, and I wish them the best. 

“I am very grateful, humbled and honored to represent the Huskers and to keep building the team to new heights. We will work hard in recruiting and developing our players on and off the courts to represent the ‘N’ with integrity, pride and grit. I am very excited for this opportunity to lead the team, and I can’t wait to get started.

“It’s a coming home kind of feeling. My family and I loved our time in Lincoln, and I couldn’t be more excited to be back as the next head coach. None of this would be possible without my wife Karly and her unconditional support, and for allowing me to follow my dreams. I am looking forward to being a part of Nebraska and the community with her and our children.”

Dalmagro has nearly two decades of overall collegiate coaching experience, including nine seasons in the Big Ten Conference. Before taking over the Arkansas State program in January of 2023, Dalmagro was the associate head coach at Illinois for four seasons. 
Dalmagro has helped the Illini secure top-25 ranked recruiting classes two out of his final three years in Champaign. In 2022, Illinois wrapped up the regular season with a 15-8 overall record and finished tied for third with an 8-3 record in the Big Ten Conference.

In the 2020-21 campaign, Illinois was 9-9 playing a conference-only schedule, finishing the season with a 4-3 victory over seventh-ranked Northwestern. In November of 2022, he helped the doubles team of Kate Doung and Meagan Heuser win their first professional tournament at the Fighting Illini Women's Open USTA/ITF 15k in Champaign, marking the first pro tournament title by a doubles team in school history.

In Dalmagro's first season in 2018-19, Illinois posted a 16-12 overall record, earning three wins over top-20 programs and seven wins over top-50 opponents. The Illini advanced to the Big Ten Tournament Finals for the first time since 2001 and made the NCAA Tournament.

While with the Illini, Dalmagro assisted in the development of the second All-American in program history, Asuka Kawai. Kawai was the first Illini individual since 2005 to qualify for the NCAA Singles Tournament, reaching the quarterfinals for the best finish in program history.

Dalmagro’s time as associate head coach at Nebraska was a rousing success. He helped the Huskers earn a top-60 national ranking in each of his five seasons, including a high of No. 21 in the 2017-18 season. The women's tennis program also excelled academically during his tenure, as the tennis team earned the Herman Award for the top GPA among all women’s programs in both 2014 and 2018. 

Dalmagro served as assistant women's tennis coach at Kansas from 2006 to 2013 helping the program earn seven All-Big 12 singles and doubles honors. The Jayhawks reached the Elite 8 in doubles at the All-American Championships in 2009. The program had 13 Academic All-Big 12 players in his tenure with the Jayhawks.

Dalmagro began his coaching career at the University of West Florida for the 2005-06 season. As an assistant coach for men's and women's tennis, he helped both squads reach the semifinals of the NCAA Tournament. Both squads attained a top-five national ranking as Gulf South Conference champions.

Dalmagro was a standout player at West Florida and Abrahama Baldwin Agricultural College. He helped lead West Florida to back-to-back NCAA Division II Championships in 2004 and 2005 and was part of the 2005 Gulf South Conference champion team and 2004 Gulf South runner-up squad. His career was highlighted by All-America honors in 2004 (doubles), 2003 (singles and doubles) and 2002 (singles and doubles). He was ranked nationally as high as No. 3 in doubles and No. 11 in singles.

Dalmagro and his wife, Karly, have two sons, Enzo and Luca, and one daughter, Lucia.


The Nebraska Cornhuskers will host Duquesne, Stony Brook, and Rider in the Cornhusker Classic, a three-game round-robin tournament that will take place from November 13th to November 22nd, 2023.

The Cornhuskers will host three games at Pinnacle Bank Arena: November 13th vs. Rider, November 15th vs. Stony Brook, and November 22nd vs. Duquesne.

In addition to playing at Nebraska, Duquesne will host Stony Brook on November 13th and Rider on November 17th. Rounding out the schedule, Stony Brook will play Rider at home on November 20th.

Nebraska returns five of its top eight scorers from a team that went 16-16 and won six of its final eight Big Ten games in 2022-23. All-Big Ten performer Keisei Tominaga headlines NU’s lineup which also features three other players who made at least 12 starts last season: Juwan Gary, C.J. Wilcher and Jamarques Lawrence. The Huskers welcome in a five-member class which features transfers Josiah Allick (New Mexico), Rienk Mast (Bradley), Ahron Ulis (Iowa) and Brice Williams (Charlotte).

Duquesne is building off a 20-13 season that culminated in a post season appearance in the CBI. Leading the Dukes on both ends of the floor, star guards Dae Dae Grant and Jimmy Clark III look to build on the success of last season.

Stony Brook adjusted to their new home in the Colonial Athletic Association and advanced to the second round of the conference tournament. With a strong recruiting class, headlined by Fairfield transfer Chris Maidoh and Long Island native Andre Snoddy, the Seawolves look poised to take another step forward this season.

Rider finished the 2022-23 campaign with a 16-14 overall record and a 13-7 record in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, finishing second in the regular season standings. Rider returns 2022-23 second team All-Conference selection Mervin James, who averaged 12.9 points and a team-high 6.8 rebounds per game last season. Starters Allen Powell (10.4 ppg.) and Tariq Ingraham (6.4 ppg.) are also back for the Broncs.

Below is a full schedule for the event:

Monday, November 13
Rider at Nebraska
Stony Brook at Duquesne 

Wednesday, November 15
Stony Brook at Nebraska

Friday, November 17
Rider at Duquesne 

Monday, November 20
Rider at Stony Brook

Wednesday, November 22
Duquesne at Nebraska


Nebraska senior Shay Schanaman signed an undrafted free agent contract with the Atlanta Braves organization in Florida this week.

Schanaman is the fifth Husker from this year’s team to continue with a Major League Baseball organization after Brice Matthews, Max Anderson, Emmett Olson and Jace Kaminska were selected in the MLB Draft last week.

A product of Grand Island, Neb., Schanaman went 3-6 with six saves and a 3.07 ERA in a team-high 26 appearances for the Huskers in 2023. He compiled 66 strikeouts with 28 walks in 55.2 innings and held opponents to a .189 batting average.

Tabbed a third-team All-Big Ten selection in 2023, Schanaman totaled 13 wins, nine saves and a 4.29 ERA in his five seasons with the Huskers. He recorded 247 strikeouts in 233 innings while making 79 appearances on the mound, including 25 starts.

Schanaman concluded his career among the top 10 all-time in program history in pitching appearances and strikeouts. Schanaman is tied for fifth with Dylan Vogt (2010-13) with 79 career appearances and is fifth with 247 strikeouts, six shy of Matt Waldron (2016-19) in fourth.


Nebraska Baseball Head Coach Will Bolt announced the hiring of Conor Behrens as Director of Program Development on Tuesday.

Behrens joins the Huskers with four years of coaching experience, including the last two seasons as a volunteer assistant coach at Wichita State.

With the Shockers, Behrens worked with the hitters, catchers and outfielders while serving as camp coordinator and creating scouting reports of opponents.

Prior to Wichita State, he had a brief stint as an assistant coach at Point Lomo Nazarene, where he assisted in recruiting and coached the infielders and hitters.

Behrens was a graduate assistant coach and director of operations at Central Missouri for two seasons, helping the Mules to a national runner-up finish with a 46-8 overall record in 2021.

Working primarily with the hitters at UCM, Behrens coached an offense that ranked top-10 nationally in many offensive categories, including batting average, hits, home runs, runs, slugging percentage, stolen bases and hit by pitch. The Mules won the 2021 MIAA regular-season and tournament titles and recorded a 15-game win streak to clinch their DII World Series berth.

In Behrens’ two seasons with the Mules, Central Missouri went 66-11, producing three All-Americans, five all-region hitters and seven all-conference players. UCM was off to a 20-3 start in 2020 before the remainder of the season was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Behrens played his first two seasons at Kansas City Kansas Community College, where he earned second-team all-conference recognition and won a Region XI Gold Glove. Behrens finished his playing career at Lindenwood, hitting .304 in 73 career games. As a junior in 2017, he helped the Lions to their first-ever appearance in the DII World Series.

Behrens began his coaching career the following year as an assistant at Lincoln Southwest High School, where he was an all-state performer as a player.

A native of Lincoln, Neb., Behrens earned his bachelor’s degree in historical studies from Lindenwood University and holds a master’s degree in sports management from Central Missouri in 2021. He and his wife, Ashley, reside in Lincoln.


Nebraska basketball was well represented in the 2023 NBA Las Vegas Summer League with five former players in action over the last 10 days.  

The group was led by Dalano Banton, who recently signed a two-year contract with the Boston Celtics after spending the last two seasons with Toronto. He missed the Celtics’ first two games with an injury, but averaged 15.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game in two games in Las Vegas. He was joined by Sam Griesel on the Celtics’ Summer League roster. Griesel, who finished his Husker career last spring, played in four contests, averaging 3.3 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.3 assists and 0.8 steals per game for the Celtics. He had eight points, three rebounds, two assists and two steals in Boston’s win over Orlando.

Isaiah Roby made his debut for the New York Knicks after being signed on the final day of the 2022-23 regular season. Roby, who had been recovering from an ankle injury, played in four games for the Knicks, averaging 10.5 points on 50 percent shooting and 3.8 rebounds per game.

Bryce McGowens played for Charlotte in both the California Classic and the Las Vegas Summer League, playing six of a possible seven games. McGowens averaged 13.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game in four contests in Las Vegas. McGowens, a second-round pick in the 2022 NBA Draft, appeared in 46 games for the Hornets last season.

Trey McGowens saw limited duty for the Brooklyn Nets, averaging 1.5 points per game on 50 percent shooting, 0.5 rebounds and 0.5 steals per game in two contests.  McGowens spent part of last season with the Long Island Nets in the NBA G League last season.