College Basketball Insider Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports recently announced that former Badger forward Kobe King has committed to Nebraska. This report is per sources from Rothstein, but not many men have more insider knowledge than the himself, so it appears the news of King’s transfer is true.
Source: Wisconsin transfer Kobe King has committed to Nebraska.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) February 26, 2020
It’s been a whirlwind for Wisconsin basketball and Kobe King in recent weeks. As many already know, King decided not to travel with the team on their trip to Iowa City on January, 26th. That news started off the entire saga that has played out over the course of the last month.
Later that week, King announced his decision to depart the Wisconsin basketball program citing multiple reasons for his departure, mainly that Wisconsin did not feel like ‘the right fit’ for him as a student-athlete. After that, news broke that King felt uncomfortable in his situation after strength coach Erik Helland used a racial epithet while telling a story of his NBA days to a few of the Wisconsin basketball team members. King was not present for the story, but word traveled around the program and Helland lost his job in the following weeks.
Now it appears King has a new home with the Nebraska Cornhuskers under first year head coach Fred Hoiberg. Hoiberg has done a solid job of recruiting in state talent away in years past with Iowa State so the decision is not all that of a surprising one. It appears Hoiberg was impressed with King’s whooping nine point output against the Huskers back in January. It is unclear if King will be immediately eligible for the Cornhuskers next season.