The Nebraska men’s basketball team picked up its second junior college player in the past two weeks as forward Lat Mayen announced his commitment to the Huskers.
The 6-foot-9, 205-pound Mayen is currently a redshirt sophomore at Chipola College in Florida, where he averages 9.3 points and 8.1 rebounds per game while shooting 46.5 percent from the field and 40 percent from three-point range. He will join the Huskers for the 2020-21 season.
Mayen started his career at TCU, redshirting as a freshman before playing in just 17 games as a sophomore last season before shutting his year down due to issues stemming from a 2017 meniscus tear. His best game as a Horned Frog came when he scored 12 points in 26 minutes against West Virginia in January 2019.
He visited Nebraska last weekend before deciding to commit.
Mayen, who is of Sudanese descent, is a native of Adelaide, Australia, and was the No. 1-rated prospect coming out of Australia in 2017. He’ll add even more international flavor to a roster that this season has players from Iceland, Slovenia and France.