The World-Herald’s Lee Barfknecht confirmed Tuesday that Nebraska men’s basketball recruit Tai Webster has been academically cleared by the NCAA for the upcoming season.
Webster, a 6-foot-3 point guard from New Zealand, previously played in the National Basketball League of New Zealand for the Waikato Pistons, averaging 18.5 points, 3.9 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 3.8 turnovers. He hit 50.6 percent of his field goals, 28.1 percent of his 3-pointers and 65.6 percent of his free throws.
The university had not officially announced the NCAA’s move, but NU coach Tim Miles posted this picture to Twitter on Tuesday afternoon:
I know why this guy is smiling!!! pic.twitter.com/rzvumJlfZ5
— Tim Miles (@CoachMiles) July 30, 2013
12 minutes later, Webster had this to add:
NCAA eligible ….soooooolid!
— Tai Jack Webster (@Tjawtherula) July 30, 2013