Husker basketball sophomore Akenten suspended indefinitely


Nana Akenten, a sophomore ahead on the Nebraska men’s basketball team, has been suspended indefinitely for a violation of crew guidelines, the faculty announced Thursday.

The 6-foot-6 native of Bolingbrook, Illinois, has regarded in 28 games this season, averaging four.3 points and 2.5 rebounds in keeping with the sport. He commenced games earlier this season.

Huskers teach Tim Miles did not screen a good deal in the manner of info Thursday night at some stage in his appearance on “Husker Sports Nightly,” other than to say the suspension will result in all likelihood last via the cease of Nebraska’s season.

“I simply cannot get into more than that other than, I would not have finished it unless, one, it turned into the right issue to do, and, it hopefully can be a learning experience for Nana,” Miles stated. “So he will be far away from the group. He’ll be at the examine desk operating on the entirety. … But we are a person down that manner.


Miles stated he informed the team in Thursday’s exercise. With Nana out, a group already quick on depth used former Husker Brandon Ubel at the scout team as he rehabs from a knee injury.

“Do we want success to our depth? No. Is this something I went searching out? No. But it just happens, then as a frontrunner making a decision, OK, how am I going to address this?” Miles stated. “And pretty frankly, what’s high-quality for the team, what is pleasant for the individual, what is the proper factor to do. And the adequate element to do is what we did.

The Huskers host Iowa on Sunday of their regular-season finale. “I advised our guys, regardless of your occasions in existence, there aren’t exceptions to the rule of thumb. Life isn’t like that,” Miles stated. “If you’re going to look for the exception to the rule of thumb together with your wife or your kids or your coworkers, none of those relationships are going to be proper. So we’re going to do the right aspect, and this is the proper aspect to do.”