Published Thursday, November 29, 2012 AT 12:44 AM / Updated at 12:44 AM
Nebraska boys basketball players to watch
Stu Pospisil Omaha World-Herald

Josiah Gustafson, Millard North, 6-5, guard-forward, Sr.: A returning All-Nebraska player, the Pittsburg State recruit will get a late start because of shoulder surgery.

Akoy Agau, Omaha Central, 6-9, forward, Sr.: A national top-100 college prospect who signed with Louisville. Should improve on his 11.6 ppg average while a threat every game to notch a triple-double.

Cam Williams, Omaha South, 6-0, guard, Sr.: Top scorer on last year’s state runner-up team averaged 18.1 ppg.

TréShawn Thurman, Omaha Central, 6-7, forward, Jr.: He’ll step into a starting spot for the Eagles after making the All-Metro third team as a backup.

Brett Dougherty, Papillion-La Vista, 6-6, center, Sr.: He’ll help keep the Monarchs among the Class A elite. Averaged 13 points and seven rebounds as a junior.

Tra-Deon Hollins, Omaha Central, 6-2, guard, Sr.: Improved his athleticism with a standout football season at wide receiver.

Nick Billingsley, Omaha Central, 6-4, forward, Sr.: Transfer from Omaha North, who has signed with UNO, is a key addition for the Eagles.

Ryan Tegtmeier, BDS, 6-0, guard, Sr.: One of the state’s best small-school athletes, he averaged 20 points as a junior.

Khyri Thomas, Omaha Benson, 6-4, guard-forward, Jr.: Part of a tall lineup for the Bunnies, he’s one of the top players in the junior class.

BJ Day, Lincoln Southeast, 6-4, forward, Jr.: Son of former Husker Bernard Day led the Knights in scoring and rebounding as a sophomore.

About Stu Pospisil

Stu Pospisil has been The World-Herald's lead writer for high school sports since 1990 and for golf since 1988. He primarily covers football in the fall, basketball and wrestling in the winter and track and field in the spring. You can follow Stu on Twitter (@StuOWH) or email him at stu.pospisil@owh.com.