Ex-Wisconsin guard Kobe King transferring to Nebraska after leaving Badgers midseason
Landing King is a nice addition for Nebraska coach Fred Hoiberg
Wisconsin transfer Kobe King is committing to Nebraska and is expected to apply for a waiver to become eligible next season, according to 247Sports. King he was leaving Wisconsin in January after averaging 10 points in 19 starts for the Badgers as a redshirt sophomore this season.
A native of La Crosse, Wisconsin, King was the Badgers' second-leading scorer at the time of his sudden departure. He wrote in a since-deleted January Instagram post that he had "realized that this program is not the right fit for me as a player and person."
King is a 6-foot-4 guard and former three-star prospect, according to 247Sports. He finished with nine points and five assists in Wisconsin's 82-68 victory over Nebraska on Jan. 21. After that victory, King played in just one more game before announcing his intention to transfer. His decision drew a rebuke from Wisconsin coach Greg Gard in a statement.
"Being a student-athlete in the Wisconsin men's basketball program is a special privilege and opportunity, and I'm disappointed that Kobe has chosen to leave, particularly at this point in time," Gard said. "But I respect his right to do what he feels is in his best interest. I wish Kobe all the best."
If King is granted eligibility for the 2020-21 season, it could be an immediate boost to a Nebraska program that has struggled in the brutal Big Ten this season under first-year coach Fred Hoiberg. The Cornhuskers (7-20, 2-14 Big Ten) enter Thursday's game against Ohio State on a 12-game losing streak.
CBS Sports HQ Newsletter
We bring sports news that matters to your inbox, to help you stay informed and get a winning edge.
Thanks for signing up!
Keep an eye on your inbox for the latest sports news.
There was an error processing your subscription.
Here is the breakdown on the finalists for one of college basketball's top awards
CBS and CBS Sports Network will air classic NCAA Tournament games from the past
A look at six seniors who could wind up being second-round steals in the 2020 draft
Scarlet Knights coach Steve Pikiell will add center Cliff Omoruyi to his roster
The embattled Gillispie has been at UTEP, Texas A&M, Kentucky and Texas Tech over the last...
These 10 players defied their modest recruiting rankings to impact college basketball this...