Mar 11, 2020 1:04 PM

NSAA monitoring coronavirus situation, Boys State Basketball still on schedule

Posted Mar 11, 2020 1:04 PM

By: Dave Collins, Eagle Radio Sports Director

The Boys State Basketball Tournament will go on as scheduled Thursday according to the state's activities governing body.  

As of Wednesday morning there was no plan to cancel the highly-popular annual event that draws thousands of fans to Lincoln in March.

From the NSAA official website:

At this time, the Nebraska School Activities Association’s (NSAA) state championships and district contests will go on as scheduled.  The NSAA will continue to work with our local medical advisors, the Nebraska Department of Education, and state officials. Updates will be made when new information becomes available.  

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Mar 11, 2020 1:04 PM
Two Husker football players added to basketball team for tournament

By: Husker Athletics

Lincoln – Nebraska men's basketball coach Fred Hoiberg announced Tuesday afternoon that Husker football players Brant Banks and Noah Vedral have been added the basketball program. Both players will accompany the team to the Big Ten Tournament and will be available for Wednesday's first-round game against Indiana.

More details on the two new additions:

Noah Vedral

• Served as Nebraska's backup quarterback in 2019, playing in six games with a pair of starts

• Completed 14-of-16 passes for 201 yards and rushed seven times for 21 yards and two scores vs. Indiana

• Started his career at UCF under Coach Frost, playing in eight games as a true freshman as the Knights went a perfect 13-0

• Named the Lincoln Journal Star Co-Athlete of the Year in 2017, as he played football, basketball and track at Bishop Neumann High School

• Played four years of basketball, helping the school to three C-1 state titles and a 98-16 record

• Two-time all-state pick who totaled 1,286 points and 267 career steals

• Averaged 13.6 ppg as a senior and 14.1 ppg as a junior, leading Bishop Neumann HS to back-to-back state titles

Brant Banks

• Redshirted in football in 2019, but took advantage of the rule allowing up to four games, as he saw action at offensive tackle in NU's win over Maryland

• Was a first-team all-district honoree at offensive tackle as well as a second-team all-district pick on the defensive side of the ball at Westbury Christian High School in 2018

• Averaged 11.5 points and 7.6 rebounds per game as a junior, as he did not play as a senior as he enrolled at Nebraska in January of 2019